Action Days 2017

May 1
Hosted by:American Childhood Cancer...
May 1, 2017 at 9:00am to
May 2, 2017 at 5:00pm
Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel map 999 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001

Event Details

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The Alliance for Childhood Cancer will host this year's Childhood Cancer Action Days in Washington, DC on May 1-2, 2017. 

Once again, organizational members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer will host a two-day event that includes new advocate training, issues and advocacy training, and pre-arranged Capitol Hill visits with Members of Congress and their staff.

The Alliance’s goal is to provide the childhood cancer community – parents, children, healthcare professionals and others – with the opportunity to visit their Members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill to advocate for the important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.

To register select one Action Days registration ticket then select the additional number of adults or children attending with you.


Training will be held on Monday, May 1 at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel. A full schedule of training events will be sent out closer to the event date, but here is a brief layout for the day:

9:00am                  Registration and the Kids Room (ages 4-12) Opens; (Breakfast will be available.)

10:00 -11:30am     New Advocates Training

12:00-5:00pm        Issues & Advocacy Training (Please note this training is mandatory for all advocates wanting to meet with their Members of Congress and their staff on the 2nd. Lunch will be provided.)

Dinner is NOT provided but the Alliance will provide a list of restaurants in the area for your convenience.

On Tuesday, May 2nd advocates will all take to Capitol Hill to visit our Members of Congress and their staff. The Alliance will schedule these meetings for you, and while each advocate’s schedule might be different, you can expect meetings to conclude around 5:00pm EST.

We will also host a kick-off breakfast on May 2 from 7:30-9:00am before our congressional meetings begin.


The Alliance has a room block at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel for the nights of Sunday, April 30, Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2. You may make reservations by calling (202) 898-9000 or by using the online booking link. We recommend you reserve your room early as the room block may reach capacity!

Reservations must be made by the cutoff date of April 2.



To help keep the Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Days the great and impactful event that it is, we have a registration fee of $50.00 per family. If you are an individual advocate, the fee is also $50. This fee will include advocacy training and materials, breakfast and lunch on Monday, May 1st and breakfast on Tuesday, May 2nd before we begin our congressional meetings. Your confirmation email will include a PDF of your registration ticket. Please print this ticket and bring it with you to check in.

Scholarships are available. An email with application information and criteria will be shared upon registration.


We understand that you may need to cancel your trip after you have registered. Because the Alliance for Childhood Cancer incurs significant costs for late cancellations and no-shows, we ask that you cancel at your earliest convenience or at least 3 business days prior to Monday, May 1st the date of Action Days training. Requests for registration fee refunds received less than 3 business days before Monday, May 1st  will not be granted, unless accompanied by a physician’s note. If you are unable to cancel your registration within 3 business days of May 1st, and you believe you qualify for a refund please contact and our events team will work with you to determine if you do.

We thank you for your understanding and adherence with this policy and we are excited to see all of you in May.




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