Save the Date – 2013 Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, DC

CureSearch for Children's Cancer, a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, is pleased to announce that this year’s Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, DC is scheduled for June 17-18, 2013.

This year, members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer will once again host a two-day event that includes issues and advocacy training, and pre-arranged Capitol Hill visits with Congressional representatives and their staff. Our goal: to provide the childhood cancer community - parents, children, and others - with the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and advocate for the important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.

Save the Date! Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, DC June 17-18, 2013

  • Monday, June 17, 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. training and issues presentation
  • Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kick-off and Hill visits
  • Event Participation: Online registration opens April 15th.
  • Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Residence Inn Old Town South Carlyle, at a room rate of $218 per night. The hotel will accept reservations on a first-come first-served basis. Ph: 703-549-1155.
    • Transportation to/from Childhood Cancer Action Day is the responsibility of those attending.
    • More information to follow.

This year, the training will take place at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Old Town Alexandria, VA. ASCO is located just a few subway stops from Ronald Reagan National Airport, and the hotel is across the street from ASCO. The Alliance will provide buses to and from Capitol Hill on the 18th for Congressional Visits.

About the Alliance for Childhood Cancer

Founded in 2001, the Alliance for Childhood Cancer is a forum of twenty-six 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.

On behalf of CureSearch for Children's Cancer and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, I look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC in June.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Erica Neufeld
Vice President, Communications, Education, and Advocacy
CureSearch for Children's Cancer
(240) 235-2201

Alliance Full Member Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Cancer Society Action Network
American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses
Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
B+ Foundation
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Children's Oncology Group
CureSearch for Children's Cancer
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Children's Cancer Society
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Society of Pediatric Psychology
St. Baldrick's Foundation

Alliance Partner Organizations

American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Psychological Association
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Cancer Support Community
Chai Lifeline
Livestrong Foundation
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Patient Advocate Foundation

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