Children's Cause Launches Childhood Cancer Advocacy Toolkit

Free download of grassroots guidebook available now at

To mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA) announces the launch of a brand-new advocacy toolkit for families impacted by childhood cancer and those who want to make a difference on their behalf.

The CCCA Advocacy Toolkit is a guide to grassroots advocacy, arming both new and experienced advocates with tools and resources needed to contact and impact Members of Congress about policy issues relating to childhood cancer. 

Progress in the fight against childhood cancer is made possible when families and friends impacted by a childhood cancer diagnosis share their stories with policymakers who have the power to create real change. We created this toolkit to empower anyone to become an informed, effective advocate for kids with cancer and childhood cancer survivors – whether this is your very first time reaching out to Congress or your hundredth.

This free 50-page PDF is available for immediate download at We hope this tool will bring new advocates into the fold, to expand our growing community's collective voice. You can help by sharing the download link with your friends and family.

  • For beginner advocates: The guidebook will walk you through childhood cancer facts and policy priorities, messaging strategy, relationship-building tools, and practical step-by-step instructions for contacting and meeting with Members of Congress.
  • For experienced advocates: You will learn tactics for building and growing a coalition, and giving impactful testimony at a legislative hearing. The toolkit also covers effective advocacy through the media, including social media tips and sample letters to the editor. This guidebook is part of CCCA's ongoing effort to equip and mobilize a Kids Action Network, consisting of organized teams of grassroots advocates around the country dedicated to elevating the cause of childhood cancer.

If you're attending CureFest this weekend, be sure to stop by our exhibit booth! We'll have paper copies of the guidebook available.

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Jessica Kean