Childhood Cancer Action Days: June 17-18, 2013
Registration has closed for Childhood Cancer Action Days. Please contact Karen McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list.
The 20 member organizations of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer host the two-day event that features a day of advocacy training, followed by pre-scheduled visits to Congressional offices to advocate for the childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.
Please note that space is limited this year to 150 participants, so please register early!
Monday, June 17, 2013
· Advocacy Training and Issues Presentation
· Light Dinner
· Location: ASCO Headquarters, 8th Floor, 2318 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
· Visits to Congressional Offices
· Location: Capitol Visitors Center, CVC Auditorium, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
Transportation will be provided to and from Capitol Hill. Buses will leave the hotel to travel to the Capitol Visitors Center at 7:15am on Tuesday and will return in the afternoon (3-5pm) for participants to retrieve luggage (it may not be brought to Capitol Hill due to security restrictions).
Lunch is on your own on Tuesday.
A block of rooms is available at the Residence Inn Alexandria Carlyle, at a room rate of $218 per night, including breakfast on Tuesday. The hotel will accept reservations on a first-come first-served basis until May 20th. Please contact the hotel directly at: 703-549-1155.
Transportation to/from Childhood Cancer Action Day is the responsibility of those attending.
About the Alliance for Childhood Cancer
Founded in 2001, the Alliance for Childhood Cancer is a forum of national patient advocacy groups, and medical and scientific organizations. These organizations meet regularly in Washington DC to share ideas and concerns and work collaboratively to advance policies leading to improved research, public education, and diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and survivorship for children and adolescents with cancer.
*Subject to change
Childhood Cancer Advocates with Rep. Fred Upton.
Childhood Cancer Advocates with Sen. Harry Reid
* All Photo Credits to Mark Saunders