In our nation’s Capitol, September will be full of activities that will highlight the need for more medical research and opportunities for us to show that we are One Voice Against Childhood Cancer. Together, we are asking our government to make kids’ cancer a national priority.
Below is a schedule of activities that you may find interesting. As additional information is received, this page will be updated weekly.
Also, available for your use is a Pocket Guide with map marking each activity and location.
Wednesday, September 18:
The Rally for Medical Research is both a call to action for Congress to make medical research a national priority, and a means by which to raise awareness with the general public about the importance of continued investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health. The training session will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center. The reception will also be held at the Longworth Building starting at 6:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Mary Lee Watts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rally for Medical Research Training Meeting 2:00 pm, Top of the Hill Center There will be a Reception to Celebrate Medical Research at 6:00 pm, in the Longworth Building
Thursday, September 19:
Advocacy on the Hill, Rally for Medical Research, 7:30am – 5:30pm Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel followed by a short meeting. Meetings will be scheduled for participants with their individual Senators and Congressional Representatives. It’s a great opportunity to meet the people from your state and district that are representing you in Washington. This is your opportunity to let them know how valuable research is to you, your family, and our economy.
A Golden Toast honoring members of The Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.
The child friendly event marks the tenth year of the cancer caucus and will honor Members of Congress and their staffs for the tireless work they have invested over the years.
Friday, September 20:
Childhood Cancer Caucus 10th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit, 9:00 am. The 2019 Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus is a bipartisan caucus serving as a public policy clearinghouse for information on pediatric cancer and to be a forum for Members of Congress to work together to address this critical issue. The Caucus of over 100 congressional members strives to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, advocate in support of measures to prevent the pain, suffering and long-term effects of childhood cancers, and work toward the goal of eliminating cancer as a threat to all children. The event will be at the Capitol Visitor’s Center (CVC). Following the Caucus Summit there will be a Alliance Luncheon and Art Show,
Kids V Cancer Youth Advocacy Day, 12:00 NoonOn Friday, after the House of Representatives Childhood Cancer Summit, CureFest will sponsor a pediatric cancer Youth Lobby Day.Kids will attend an advocacy training session. Please meet in the Rayburn House Office Building basement cafeteria on Friday at noon. 45 Independence Ave SW. Washington, D.C. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria. Kids will then meet with Members of Congress and Congressional staff to express their support for pediatric cancer research. This is a kids-only advocacy day for youth in elementary school to college. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria. This is a powerful way to ask Congress to care about kids with cancer. Be part of the solution! (No experience is necessary). Contact Jenn Flynn (email@example.com) for additional information.
Reception, CAC2 Welcome Reception and Awareness Celebration, 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 21
March to the Capitol Rally to the US Capitol March, 2:00 pm This event is being organized by Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Here is a preliminary schedule Families will be meeting on Freedom Plaza to make signs and then march to the U.S. Capitol and back. Freedom Plaza is located at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The majority of rally participants will be attending the Welcome, Meet & Greed Event which begins at 5 p.m. at Freedom Plaza where this Rally walk begins.
CureFest Meet & Greet on Freedom Plaza, 5:00-7:00 pm A welcoming event the night before CureFest will be held at the Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC 20004. This family friendly event includes Packet Pick Up for the CureFest Walk, and some activities for children.
A Night of Golden Lights and White House Candlelight Vigil, 7:00-9:15 pm Immediately the Meet & Greet is a “A Night of Golden Lights.” to honor the children taken by cancer and all those still in the fight. Children, their families and advocates will walk from Freedom Plaza as a group and gather in front of the White House holding gold lights. The mission of the rally is to generate public awareness for childhood cancer. This event is open to the public and is free to all participants.
Sunday, September 22
On the Mall, The big CureFest Festival and Walk
CureFest is an annual festival in Washington, DC that is the key component of the growing childhood cancer movement. CureFest is held in the Nation’s Capital each September in an effort to make childhood cancer a national priority. It is an opportunity for the childhood cancer community, the general public and elected leaders to come together as One Voice against childhood cancer. The ultimate goal is safer treatments and better outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer.
Ceremonies, 10:00-11:45am. Walk, 12:00 noon Ceremony, 12:40 pm. Daughtry Acoustic Trio, 1:00 pm. CureFest, again this year, will be held on the Mall close to the U.S. Capitol. It is a very prominent location and is very close to public transportation, food vendors and public restrooms
Monday, September 23
Youth Advocacy Day, 12:00 Noon CureFest will sponsor a second pediatric cancer Youth Lobby Day. Kids will attend an advocacy training session. Please meet in the Rayburn House Office Building basement cafeteria on Friday at noon. 45 Independence Ave SW. Washington, D.C. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria. Kids will then meet with Members of Congress and Congressional staff to express their support for pediatric cancer research. This is a kids-only advocacy day for youth in elementary school to college. Parents will be welcome to stay in the cafeteria. This is a powerful way to ask Congress to care about kids with cancer. Be part of the solution! (No experience is necessary). Contact Jenn Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.