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Action Alert: Reminder to Register for Childhood Cancer Action Days




Join Us in DC on May 16-17!
There’s still time to make plans to join the American Childhood Cancer Organization and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This two-day event in Washington brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.
There is a registration fee of $50 per family, which includes advocacy training and materials, breakfast and lunch on May 16th, and breakfast on May 17th.
A limited number of scholarships are available, and the scholarship application deadline has been extended:  Apply here by April 8th for consideration.
Your Voice Matters
A strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2016 is more crucial than ever, as we anticipate the

Childhood Cancer STAR Act 

(Survivorship, Treatment, Access & Research)

will be at a critical point in the legislative process. Sharing your story in Washington this spring will help us tip the scales toward securing passage of this historic, bipartisan legislation.

Schedule of Events
Monday, May 16th — Issues and Advocacy Training
  • Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
  • 9am: Registration & Breakfast
  • 10am – 11:30am: New Advocates Training
  • 12pm – 5:00pm:  Mandatory Issues & Advocacy Training, Lunch Provided
Tuesday, May 17th – Capitol Hill Meetings
  • 7:30am – 9:00am:  Kick-Off Breakfast
  • 9am – 5pm: Pre-arranged Meetings with Members of Congress and Staff
Book Your Hotel Room by April 15!  
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol at 550 C Street, SW, which is also the training location. Rooms are available at the block rate of $259 on a first-come, first-served basis. (Eligible hotel dates: May 15, May 16, May 17)
Call 877-572-6951 or visit this link  and use group code CC8 to book your room. The deadline to make your hotel reservation at this group rate is April 15th.
Can’t Attend?
A strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2016 is more crucial than ever, as we anticipate the Childhood Cancer STAR Act will be at a critical point in the legislative process.
But if you can’t join us, you can still help us make this event a big success. Here’s how:
  • Spread the word: Share this event with other families you know.
  • #StepUp online: Follow the online social media campaign in the days leading up to and during Action Day to participate from home. and watch on social media for the gold #StepUp campaign logo to signal the campaign’s kick-off.
Check the FAQ page or contact
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Ruth Signature
Ruth Hoffman, Executive Director, ACCO
Alliance Full Member Organizations
 American Academy of Pediatrics
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Cancer Society
American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
B+ Foundation
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Children’s Oncology Group
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Children’s Cancer Society
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Society of Pediatric Psychology
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Alliance Partner Organizations
American Brain Tumor Association
American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Psychological Association
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Cancer Support Community
Chai Lifeline
Kids v Cancer
Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation
National Brain Tumor Society
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Patient Advocate Foundation
Rally Foundation
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