ATTN Southeast: Advocacy Workshop Coming Your Way!

Champions_Banner_Blog On Saturday, September 6th, we'll be kicking off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a regional advocacy workshop designed for parents, survivors and local groups to learn about the national and regional policy challenges facing children with cancer. We are inviting advocates from the entire southeast region of the U.S. to join us for this free, all-day event in Durham, North Carolina:  Register now!

Advocates working together at CCCA's 2012 workshop.

This hands-on conference will feature opportunities for open discussion, networking, small group activities, and collaborative action planning.

Topics will include:

  • Current National Priorities, including federal funding and survivorship issues -- Featuring CCCA's president and founder Susan L. Weiner, PhD;
  • Constraints on Pediatric Oncology Research -- Featuring Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Duke
  • The Affordable Care Act & Children: Medicaid, CHIP and the States -- Featuring Elizabeth Edwards, an attorney with the National Health Law Program;
  • Information on palliative care and cancer clusters;
  • And more!

You'll also hear from Chase Jones, CEO and Founder of Vs. Cancer Foundation. Chase was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer at age 18 and was successfully treated at NC Children's Hospital. Chase will share his story and how he's making a difference as an advocate through collaboration with other childhood cancer groups, ranging from local clinics to international initiatives.

One attendee of a previous CCCA advocacy workshop said about that event:

"[The workshop] was chock full of vital information and it provided all of us with meaningful opportunities to delve deeply into timely topics, solidify existing relationships, and broaden our connections within the community."

If you're in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee or Georgia, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from CCCA's leadership and special guest speakers. You'll leave with new tools, information, and connections to become a powerful force for making a difference in the lives of children with cancer!

The workshop is taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint from 8:30-4:30pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information or to register, visit here.