Kidney Cancer Advocacy Days: Spring 2024

KidneyCAN participates in Advocacy Days in Washington D.C., joining other advocates from around the country to make the voices of the kidney cancer community heard on Capitol Hill. Our first Advocacy Days for 2024 will be March 11-12, with both in-person and virtual meetings. All are welcome! 

These events offer a unique opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues that are important to our community and advocate for increased funding for kidney cancer research.

Our goals in participating in Advocacy Days events are simple but critical: we want to advocate for increased funding for kidney cancer research and ensure that the patient voice is heard in matters of healthcare legislation.

Patients, families, caregivers, friends, researchers and medical professionals are always welcome to join us at these events.

OUR FY2024 ASKS

$60 million appropriation for KCRP for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24).
$50.9 billion for the NIH including $9.988 billion appropriation for the NCI.
Long-term telehealth legislation.
Robust, sustainable funding for medical research and incorporate the patient voice on legislative policy matters, particularly those promoting clinical trial development, diversity in enrollment, and accelerating cures.

Making Our Voices Heard

Advocating with KidneyCAN for research funding gives us a voice. Your representatives want to hear your story, how cancer has affected you and your loved ones. I am not a researcher, but as a patient, I can give my time and vice asking for funding that might lead to new tests, treatments, or even a cure for cancer. Please consider joining the team and make your voice and story heard.

DEBBIE T., MONTANA

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

All are welcome to register: patients, families, caregivers, friends, researchers and medical professionals. Most advocates will meet virtually with their representatives and Congressional staff in their home districts to ask for research funding.

We provide training with Advocacy 101, a detailed guide to help you know what to expect and how to talk to your representatives about kidney cancer research funding. You will receive a meeting schedule, talking points, scripts you can use if you would like, and leave-behind documents.

If you have any questions, please reach out! We welcome anyone with a passion for accelerating cures for kidney cancer.

Contact our Legislative Patient Advocate, Debra Beyhan, at debra.beyhan@kidneycan.org.

Want to join our advocacy team? Subscribe to our newsletter to get dates, details, and registration information.

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WE NEED YOU

This money isn’t a given. We’ve had to fight for it, year after year. In this video, Dr. Andrew Smith, a kidney cancer researcher from the University of Alabama, explains the impact of this funding on his work and the state of Alabama.

When you meet with Congress, you’ll help them understand the impact of kidney cancer on people’s lives and the urgent need for a cure. Join us and make your voice heard!

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Join Our Grassroots Army

We know that awareness of kidney cancer and its impact on many lives leads to a sense of urgency, a desire for solutions. Awareness leads to advocacy, and advocacy — joining to speak as one voice — leads to funding and research. That’s how we get to cures.

Did you know? #KidneyCancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer in men and the 9th most prevalent cancer in women, yet it has been a historically underfunded area of research. 

We are working to change that, but we need your help! Join us with a couple hours of your time on Tuesday, March 12th! We're organizing meetings with Members of Congress to ask for robust funding for kidney cancer research. 

When you share your story, you make an impact!

Register to join us 👉https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

ps. New to advocacy? No worries! Our team provides you with training and a toolkit, so you show up to your meetings feeling ready!

Did you know? #KidneyCancer is the 6th most prevalent cancer in men and the 9th most prevalent cancer in women, yet it has been a historically underfunded area of research.

We are working to change that, but we need your help! Join us with a couple hours of your time on Tuesday, March 12th! We`re organizing meetings with Members of Congress to ask for robust funding for kidney cancer research.

When you share your story, you make an impact!

Register to join us 👉https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

ps. New to advocacy? No worries! Our team provides you with training and a toolkit, so you show up to your meetings feeling ready!
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🗓️ Today's the day! Join us at 1PM ET for a vital webinar on Managing Medical Bills & Getting Financial Help, hosted by our partners at Triage Cancer. 

Navigating the financial side of healthcare can be challenging. Let's tackle it together! Save your spot now at TriageCancer.org/Webinars. 

#MedicalBills #FinancialSupport #CancerCare

🗓️ Today`s the day! Join us at 1PM ET for a vital webinar on Managing Medical Bills & Getting Financial Help, hosted by our partners at Triage Cancer.

Navigating the financial side of healthcare can be challenging. Let`s tackle it together! Save your spot now at TriageCancer.org/Webinars.

#MedicalBills #FinancialSupport #CancerCare
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Every breakthrough in kidney cancer research begins with funding—and that’s where we step in. 

KidneyCAN, together with AACR, is excited to fund two $50,000 research grants. Your support helps us invest directly in new treatments that bring us closer to a cure. Thank you for being part of this crucial journey! 

More info: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #FundingCures #PatientDriven #KidneyCancerCare

Every breakthrough in kidney cancer research begins with funding—and that’s where we step in.

KidneyCAN, together with AACR, is excited to fund two $50,000 research grants. Your support helps us invest directly in new treatments that bring us closer to a cure. Thank you for being part of this crucial journey!

More info: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #FundingCures #PatientDriven #KidneyCancerCare
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Did you know? Access to specialized #kidneycancer care is a significant and expensive challenge in rural areas, but #telehealth can bridge this gap. 

KidneyCAN is advocating for robust telehealth legislation, and we need your voice on March 12th! Join our virtual advocacy day to ensure everyone has the care they deserve. 🧡💚

Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

Did you know? Access to specialized #kidneycancer care is a significant and expensive challenge in rural areas, but #telehealth can bridge this gap.

KidneyCAN is advocating for robust telehealth legislation, and we need your voice on March 12th! Join our virtual advocacy day to ensure everyone has the care they deserve. 🧡💚

Register now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy
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📢 Attention #kidneycancer advocates in the following states! We need YOU!

VT ◦ KY ◦ AR ◦ MS ◦ NM ◦ WY ◦ UT ◦ ID ◦ AK ◦ HI ◦ NV ◦ OR ◦ ND ◦ SD ◦ NE ◦ WI

Your state urgently needs representation for our Virtual Advocacy Day on March 12th! 

Stand with KidneyCAN and make your voice heard for kidney cancer research funding. Advocacy takes just a little bit of your time, and we provide everything you need to succeed!

Sign up now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy 

#BeTheChange #AcceleratingCures #CancerResearch #FundTheCure

📢 Attention #kidneycancer advocates in the following states! We need YOU!

VT ◦ KY ◦ AR ◦ MS ◦ NM ◦ WY ◦ UT ◦ ID ◦ AK ◦ HI ◦ NV ◦ OR ◦ ND ◦ SD ◦ NE ◦ WI

Your state urgently needs representation for our Virtual Advocacy Day on March 12th!

Stand with KidneyCAN and make your voice heard for kidney cancer research funding. Advocacy takes just a little bit of your time, and we provide everything you need to succeed!

Sign up now: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

#BeTheChange #AcceleratingCures #CancerResearch #FundTheCure
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Get ready to be inspired! 🌟 

Join us for a live event with the new NCI Director, Dr. Kimryn Rathmell, on Feb 22 at 11:30 AM ET. 

As a #kidneycancer specialist, Dr. Rathmell's appointment is a significant moment for our community. Tune in to hear her vision and impact on cancer research. 

You can watch on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/764377741828356/

#NCIDirectorLive #KidneyCancerCare #CancerResearch

Get ready to be inspired! 🌟

Join us for a live event with the new NCI Director, Dr. Kimryn Rathmell, on Feb 22 at 11:30 AM ET.

As a #kidneycancer specialist, Dr. Rathmell`s appointment is a significant moment for our community. Tune in to hear her vision and impact on cancer research.

You can watch on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/764377741828356/

#NCIDirectorLive #KidneyCancerCare #CancerResearch
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🌐Spring Advocacy Days are coming up! We still need virtual participants on March 12th! No matter where you are, you can join KidneyCAN to advocate for #kidneycancer research funding. 

Your story has power! Share it with Congress from the comfort of your home to help us make progress. 

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy 

#VirtualAdvocacy #KidneyCancerAction

🌐Spring Advocacy Days are coming up! We still need virtual participants on March 12th! No matter where you are, you can join KidneyCAN to advocate for #kidneycancer research funding.

Your story has power! Share it with Congress from the comfort of your home to help us make progress.

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/2024KCAdvocacy

#VirtualAdvocacy #KidneyCancerAction
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🎥 The full recording of KidneyCAN's latest Town Hall is now available on YouTube! 

Join Uromigos Drs. Brian Rini and Tom Powles as they provide exclusive insights into #kidneycancer research advancements. Perfect for patients, caregivers, and professionals seeking the latest info. 

Watch now and stay informed! ➡️ https://youtu.be/aIMbUp0Fan0

#KidneyCANTownHall #Uromigos #RCC #CancerNews #KidneyCancerAwareness #ResearchUpdates

🎥 The full recording of KidneyCAN`s latest Town Hall is now available on YouTube!

Join Uromigos Drs. Brian Rini and Tom Powles as they provide exclusive insights into #kidneycancer research advancements. Perfect for patients, caregivers, and professionals seeking the latest info.

Watch now and stay informed! ➡️ https://youtu.be/aIMbUp0Fan0

#KidneyCANTownHall #Uromigos #RCC #CancerNews #KidneyCancerAwareness #ResearchUpdates
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Exciting news from KidneyCAN! 🌟 

In partnership with AACR, we're directly funding two $50,000 research grants to advance #kidneycancer treatments. It's a big leap toward new breakthroughs, and it's all thanks to the support of our incredible community. (Psst -- that's YOU!)

Together, we're powering the journey to cures. 

Details here: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #KidneyCancerResearch #CommunityImpact #RCC

Exciting news from KidneyCAN! 🌟

In partnership with AACR, we`re directly funding two $50,000 research grants to advance #kidneycancer treatments. It`s a big leap toward new breakthroughs, and it`s all thanks to the support of our incredible community. (Psst -- that`s YOU!)

Together, we`re powering the journey to cures.

Details here: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

#AcceleratingCures #KidneyCancerResearch #CommunityImpact #RCC
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We are gearing up for tonight's Town Hall to review the latest #kidneycancer research with the Uromigos! You won't want to miss their trademark wit and debate as they cover 2023 research breakthroughs and look ahead to what we can expect in 2024. 

➡️ Renowned Experts: Brian Rini & Tom Powles
➡️ 6:00-7:00 pm ET
➡️ FREE Zoom webinar
➡️ Register for access: https://bit.ly/UromigosTownHall

Pro tip #1:  If you email us at 6 pm asking for the link, we will have trouble letting you in ... register now to get the link in your inbox, and you won't miss a thing!

Pro tip #2: If you want to see this but can't catch it live, register! You will get a link to the video as soon as it's available. 

Looking forward to a great event! See you tonight!

#AcceleratingCures #TownHall #CancerResearch #KidneyCancer #RCC #KidneyCancerResearch #Uromigos #2023Research #2024Outlook #CancerAwareness #MedicalResearch #ImmunotherapyAdvances #Immunotherapy #Biomarkers

We are gearing up for tonight`s Town Hall to review the latest #kidneycancer research with the Uromigos! You won`t want to miss their trademark wit and debate as they cover 2023 research breakthroughs and look ahead to what we can expect in 2024.

➡️ Renowned Experts: Brian Rini & Tom Powles
➡️ 6:00-7:00 pm ET
➡️ FREE Zoom webinar
➡️ Register for access: https://bit.ly/UromigosTownHall

Pro tip #1: If you email us at 6 pm asking for the link, we will have trouble letting you in ... register now to get the link in your inbox, and you won`t miss a thing!

Pro tip #2: If you want to see this but can`t catch it live, register! You will get a link to the video as soon as it`s available.

Looking forward to a great event! See you tonight!

#AcceleratingCures #TownHall #CancerResearch #KidneyCancer #RCC #KidneyCancerResearch #Uromigos #2023Research #2024Outlook #CancerAwareness #MedicalResearch #ImmunotherapyAdvances #Immunotherapy #Biomarkers
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