Mark Your Calendar for April 24-25, 2023
You’re invited to join the 12th Annual Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Days. Action Days brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress. The Alliance for Childhood Cancer is excited to bring Action Days back to Washington, D.C. for the first time since 2019!
Your Voice Matters
We are at a critical point on several key policy issues for children with cancer, and we need a strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2023. Sharing your story with members of Congress will ensure the voice of children with cancer is heard loud and clear!
Registration will be open from 2/22 to 3/31. Click here to register today!
Action Days 2023 is a two-day in-person event in Washington, D.C. Monday, April 24 is our required training day. During our training session, which will take place at the JW Marriott Washington DC (1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004), you will hear from guest speakers and meet fellow advocates, all to help prepare you for your Capitol Hill meetings on Tuesday, April 25.
Registration will be open from 2/22 to 3/31. A registration fee of $50 per family will help cover training materials and other items to assist in advocacy endeavors.
The Alliance has secured a room block at the JW Marriott for the nights of April 23rd, 24th, and 25th at the nightly rate of $275 plus tax for a King Bed or $295 plus tax for 2 Double Beds.
Click here to make a reservation. **Please note that the rate published on the booking site is higher than $275/$295 per night. The rate difference will be subsidized by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer such that the reduced nightly rate of $275/$295 rate will be reflected during checkout at the hotel**
The hotel room block at the JW Marriott is filling up quickly. Below is a list of other nearby hotels to consider as you are making your travel arrangements. All listed rates are subject to change and availability. Please book your reservation early!
- Hotel Washington, 0.1 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $340/night
- Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 0.4 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $419/night
- Hamilton Hotel, 0.5 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $352/night
- Moxy Washington, DC Downtown, 0.7 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting at $287/night
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown, 0.9 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $332/night
- Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House, 0.9 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $267/night
- Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House, 0.9 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting at $297/night
- Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center, 1.0 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting at $213/night
- Holiday Inn Washington Capitol-National Mall, 1.3 miles from the JW Marriott, rates starting from $266/night
Know Before You Go Webinar
Join us for the "Know Before You Go" webinar on Wednesday, April 12th at 1pm ET/10am PT for a discussion of what to expect during Action Days 2023, along with time for Q&A. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link in advance of the webinar. The "Know Before You Go" session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.
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 inspirational stories with legislators and the public. It’s a fun and meaningful activity that you can do from home!
Create a ribbon in honor or in memory of a child impacted by childhood cancer here by hovering over a blank space on the display wall and clicking on a location that allows you to “click to select” a gold ribbon.
Click here to participate in the Faces of Childhood Cancer Project.
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A limited number of scholarships are available this year thanks to the generosity of sponsors. Scholarships will be applied toward a room stay at the JW Marriott Washington DC (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004).
Click here to apply for an Action Days 2023 scholarship.
The application deadline is 5pm ET on Friday, March 17th. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. Recipients will be notified of their award by Friday, March 24th.
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