Be an Advocate

You don’t need  special title or role to speak up for the kidney cancer community. In fact, when it comes to advocacy, the heavy lifting is done with small, consistent efforts by people just like you.

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

Advocating for kidney cancer research funding doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. There are simple steps you can take to keep in touch with our community and pitch in with what you can, when you can. Check out the options below!

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!

JOIN US ON ADVOCACY DAYS

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.

From 2018-2023 we have had 980 advocates attend 1,316 congressional meetings.

Join us in helping to accelerate cures for kidney cancer. Your voice counts!

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1,316 congressional meetings

Join Our Grassroots Army

You might not realize how important it is for the kidney cancer community to advocate in order to make progress toward cures.

What are we advocating for?

Awareness? Funding? Research? Cures?

The answer is — we are advocating for all of those things. 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!

🗓️ 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

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

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

📢 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

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

🌐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

🎥 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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