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April 23-24, 2018

Mark Your Calendar for April 23-24, 2018

You’re invited to join the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 7th 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.

Your Voice Matters

A strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2018 is more crucial than ever.  We will be at a critical point in the legislative process on several key issues for children with cancer. Sharing your story in Washington this spring will ensure the voice of children with cancer is heard loud and clear!


There are a limited number of scholarships available to attend Action Days 2018. Scholarships will be applied towards rooming costs at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Please follow the link below to apply by March 10th. Applying early is strongly encouraged.

The Details

  • Monday, April 23rd
  • Tuesday, April 24th
    • Kick-Off and pre-arranged meetings with Members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill

Registration is Now Open. A registration fee of $50 per family will help cover expenses, including breakfast and lunch on April 23rd and breakfast on April 24th for all attendees. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Transportation to/from Childhood Cancer Action Days is the responsibility of those attending.


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Faces of Childhood Cancer Project

Calling all childhood cancer families! As members of the childhood cancer community, we want our legislators to recognize that childhood cancer goes beyond statistics by showing them the faces of our children. Our children are more than just the cancer they experience. We have created the Faces of Childhood Cancer Project to share their stories with legislators at upcoming advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill. It’s a fun and meaningful activity that you can do from home!

Click here to see a sample Faces of Childhood Cancer project

Click here for instructions on how to participate

What to Know Before You Go

Please join us for a webinar, “What to Know Before You Go” on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm eastern. It’s time to think about how to get your message across effectively to Capitol Hill. In this webinar, we'll go over the details on how meetings are being scheduled as well as a few specific "homework" assignments that will help you hone your message, understand your audience, use social media effectively and get a sense of what is happening on Capitol Hill (it's entertaining, we promise). Participants will come away from the session with a practical preparation plan.  Whether you've attended the Action Days in the past or not, this is the session for you.

If you are unavailable, the webinar will be posted on the Alliance website soon after. The dial-in information is below. Please click the “Join Webex” link on your computer and then use your cell phone or land line to dial the toll-free number below. When asked, please enter the access code highlighted in yellow followed by the pound sign (#).

      Childhood Cancer Action Days: What to Know Before You Go
      Click here to join the WebEx meeting      
      Meeting Number: 731 203 252
      Meeting password: asco
      Join by phone
      1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)    
      Access code: 731 203 252

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005) which is also the training location. Rooms are available at the block rate of $209 on a first-come, first-served basis. (Eligible hotel dates: April 22, April 23, April 24). A very limited number of rooms is available on the night of April 24. We recommend that you book early as rooms may fill up quickly.

You may make reservations by calling 1-800-393-2510 and mentioning “Childhood Cancer Action Days”; or by using the online booking link. The deadline to make your hotel reservation at the group rate is March 23rd.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Check out the FAQs.

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