Be an Advocate
Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, family or friend, or a researcher or doctor — we need you. If you want to increase research funding and accelerate cures for kidney cancer, you belong here.
A Place for Everyone
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US ONLINE
Spread awareness and stay in the loop with advocacy events by joining our online communities. We’re on social media and on Smart Patients, and we’d love for you to join us! When you share our posts, add your comments, join our online events, and watch our videos, you are amplifying our efforts and increasing our reach. It’s a simple way to make a difference!
No experience necessary! Advocacy Days are generally two-day events, where you meet with your Congressional reps in person or via Zoom. We train you, so you know what to say to convince Congress to fund kidney cancer research. Virtual advocacy days especially do not take up a lot of time and make an enormous impact on research funding. Your story matters!
WRITE A LETTER TO CONGRESS
A simple but personal letter can be a powerful tool to encourage your representatives to fund kidney cancer research. We work each year to ask for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health and the CDMRP’s Kidney Cancer Research Program. If you can’t join us for Advocacy Day events, consider adding your voice with a letter or email.
For the summer of 2021, we are conducting District Days. This is an opportunity for you to speak directly with your congressperson in small-group Zoom meetings. You’ll share your kidney cancer story and help them understand the need for research funding. Join us!
Join Our Grassroots Army
What are we advocating for?
Awareness? Funding? Research? Cures?
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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). Our work is funded by grassroots donors in the kidney cancer community.