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MAY 16-17, 2016

You are invited to join 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.

Registration is now open. A registration fee of $50 per family will help cover expenses, including breakfast and lunch on training day for all attendees. A limited number of scholarships will be available.

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 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.


There are a limited number of scholarships available to attend Action Days 2016. If you think you are a deserving candidate, please follow the link below to apply.

Faces of Childhood Cancer Project

Calling all childhood cancer families: The Faces of Childhood Cancer project is a way for families to actively participate in Action Days even if you are unable to attend in-person.

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 story with legislators.

These pages will be shared with legislators at the advocacy meetings we will have in June.

Click here for instructions on how to participate.

What to Know Before You Go

Not sure what Action Days are going to be like? Check out this webinar to get more information.


Your support of this critical event can help amplify the voice of advocates for our children.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Society of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW)
  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)
  • Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
  • Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA)
  • Kids v Cancer
  • Mason Leach Superstar Fund (ACCO Founding Hope)
  • Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation (MMCF)
  • National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS)
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF)
  • Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Check out the FAQs

Please continue to refer back to this page for updates about Action Days 2016. Thank you for your patience as we craft an amazing training and activities to bring our message to Capitol Hill. 

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