District Days: How to Be an Advocate from Home
KidneyCAN is excited to present our plan for at-home advocacy this summer. In August, when our congressional representatives will be at home in their districts, we are making a plan for our community to engage in District Days.
District Days will give the kidney cancer community an opportunity to share their stories and experiences with their representatives. This communication is vital to the process of securing funding for kidney cancer research.
Please plan to join us! We want all our participants to feel safe and will conduct the training sessions virtually via Zoom. Your in-person participation will be limited to one face-to-face meeting with your congressperson, with masks and social distancing for safety.
You don’t need to be a trained advocate, and you won’t need any special tools or skills. You just need a passion for our cause. We’ll help with the rest! Register using the form below.
Lifting Our Voices: Advocacy Days in D.C.
On March 9-10, 2020, we met with congressional representatives to advocate for increased funding of kidney cancer research. These advocacy days make an enormous impact that benefits kidney cancer patients and their families.
Members of our group learned about current research and the state of kidney cancer funding. They shared their stories as patients and caregivers and explained the need for additional lifesaving research.
You can read all about our advocacy day here. We hope you’ll join us for future advocacy endeavors, as it takes all of us speaking up to be heard. You don’t need previous advocacy experience. We will provide you with all the information and support you need. Just come tell your story!
Hear from Our Advocacy Day Delegates
Delegates from our March 2020 advocacy days share their goals, experiences, and reasons for participating.
Why does your advocacy matter? Here are 40 million reasons:
On December 17, 2019, Congress approved $40 million in funding for kidney cancer research. A few years ago, that number was $0.
This kind of progress is only made possible by grassroots contributions from people like you. Led by KidneyCAN, a coalition of patients, caregivers, and other patient advocacy organizations all pitched in to advocate for this much-needed increase in research funding.
This money funds research that will save lives.
From all of us at KidneyCAN, we thank you for your donations, advocacy, and support.
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