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Action Days 2024 Frequently Asked Questions

Where will Action Days 2024 take place?

Action Days 2024 will be held in Washington, DC. Action Days training will take place at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005) on Tuesday, February 13. The Alliance has secured a room block at the Marriott at Metro Center for the nights of February 12, 13, and 14 at a nightly rate of $209/night plus tax for either a King or Double bed. Reservations can be booked through our online portal or by calling (800) 228-9290 or (202) 737-2200 and mentioning the Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Days event. 

We strongly encourage advocates to book early as reservations are limited and are likely to sell out.

We also encourage advocates to plan to participate in Capitol Hill meetings all day on February 14th. Meetings could be scheduled up until 5pm ET that day - please plan your travel accordingly! Capitol Hill meeting schedules will be available for registrants a week before Action Days.


What type of clothing should I plan on wearing?

It is best to plan on wearing business casual attire throughout Action Days 2024, including for your Capitol Hill meetings on February 14.  This is merely a suggestion; feel free to use your own discretion.

In order to show that we are a unified group, we ask that you also wear your gold gear! Gold ties, scarves, or jewelry are all encouraged.

We ask that you please refrain from wearing gear from your home organization as we are trying to present a united front and message.


What am I doing on February 14?

On Wednesday, February 14, we will attend several meetings on Capitol Hill with your home state lawmakers. These meetings will be scheduled for you in advance, and you will be with other participants from your state.

Most congressional offices are welcoming visitors in-person again, but some offices continue to hold virtual meetings only. We will make every effort to secure in-person meetings for you on February 14th. Your full congressional meeting schedule will be available in one place for you to access.


Are scholarships available for Action Days 2024?

A limited number of scholarships are available this year thanks to the generosity of sponsors. Scholarships will be administered in the form of a gift card that can be applied toward a room stay at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St NW, Washington, DC, 20005)).

Click here to apply for an Action Days 2024 scholarship.

The application deadline is 5pm ET on January 15.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. Recipients will be notified of their award by January 19


Will the Alliance offer a Children's Activity Room this year?

Yes! The Alliance will again offer a Children's Activity Room for children between 4 and 12 years old. The Children's Activity Room will be available during the Action Days training session on February 13.

Families will be required to sign a waiver form upon drop-off, and all children will join their families for lunch.


What are my transportation options for Action Days?

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center is located in the heart of Washington, DC, near the White House and the National Mall.

The closest airports to Action Days are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - 4.3 miles
  • Washington Dulles International Airport - 26.5 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - 34 miles

Other transportation options include:

  • Bus Station: Union Station
  • Metro Station: Metro Center (Orange, Silver, Blue, Red Lines)
  • Train Station: Union Station


I will be driving to Action Days 2024. What are my parking options?

Parking rates at the Marriott at Metro Center are as follows:

Valet parking is available onsite at a daily rate of $54 + tax, oversize vehicles $59 + tax. Maximum height 73”.

Other parking options:

One Metro Center Parking - 701 13th St NW
1100 New York Ave Garage
City Center Garage - 850 11th St NW
Herald Square - 1250 H St NW
Colonial Parking - 700 11th St, NW



Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact with any additional questions.

2318 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314