September Preview: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It's here! Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is upon us once again, and we want to share just a few of the MANY events going on in September.

The events listed here are ones we will be attending (read: they're in DC!) and that we know are open to the public. There are plenty more events happening during September, both in DC and around the country, and we encourage you to check out the CAC2 Events Calendar to see if there's something going on in your area!

First up, our own event:

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Advocates, young professionals, and young adult survivors are invited to join us in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 12th for a social event at TAKODA Restaurant, from 6-8pm.

Tickets are still available but quantities are limited so order yours today! There is a discount rate for young professionals age 35 and younger, and we are offering complimentary tickets to young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Buy your tickets here, or email to inquire about a complimentary survivor ticket.

If your organization or company may be interested in sponsoring this event, please see our Sponsorship Benefits (PDF).

Learn more on our event page.


  • Congressional Summit & Alliance Art Exhibit on September 14th: Immediately following the 8th annual Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit is the Alliance for Childhood Cancer Art Exhibit and Luncheon on Capitol Hill. The Alliance is seeking art submissions from children with cancer, survivors or siblings to feature at this event. The submission deadline is September 8th!
  • Rally for Medical Research National Day of Action on September 14th: For those unable to make it to DC this September, Rally for Medical Research organizers have made it simple to participate in their day of action from anywhere. Learn more.
  • Atlantic Forum on September 15th: We'll be in attendance at this "Children and Cancer" forum at the Newseum the morning of Friday, Sept. 15th. Register here.
  • CureFest on September 16th & 17th: Be sure to stop by the Children's Cause exhibit table if you'll be attending this year's CureFest on the National Mall!

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we share live updates from these events and others throughout the month, plus critical advocacy opportunities and breaking news. Please generously press the "share" button on social media this month -- YOU bring the "awareness" to Awareness Month!