Kidney Cancer Advocacy Days: Fall 2024

KidneyCAN participates in Advocacy Days in Washington D.C. every year, joining other advocates from around the country to make the voices of the kidney cancer community heard on Capitol Hill. 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.

FY25 Kidney Cancer Community Asks

  • $60 million appropriation for KCRP
  • $51.303 billion for the NIH including $7.934 billion appropriation for the NCI
  • Support for long-term telehealth legislation prior to expiration of current Executive Order on 12/31/2024
  • Robust, sustainable funding for medical research and incorporate the patient voice on legislative policy matters, particularly those promoting clinical trial development, enrollment, and accelerating cures

Since 2018, KidneyCAN has organized 1,672 advocacy meetings with Congressional offices. Our grassroots army has now grown to 505 advocates.

Spring Advocacy Days 2024 by the Numbers

183 confirmed meetings: 58 in person and 125 virtual

138

ADVOCATES

42

STATES

36

DOCTORS

20

KCRP AWARDEES

7

PAST OR PRESENT CLINICAL TRIAL PARTICIPANTS

Join us this Fall and make your voice heard!

In-person on September 24th, and virtually on September 25th

Register for virtual meetings today by completing the form. If you have any questions, please reach out!

We welcome anyone with a passion for accelerating cures for kidney cancer.

To join us in-person, please contact our Legislative Patient Advocate, Debra Beyhan, at debra.beyhan@kidneycan.org.

Washington DC | Kidney Cancer Research Advocacy

JOIN US AT OUR NEXT ADVOCACY DAYS EVENT – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

All patients, families, caregivers, friends, and medical professionals welcome. 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.

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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.

Day 2 of #KCRS24 was a whirlwind of groundbreaking research, insightful discussions, and inspiring moments! Together, we’re #AcceleratingCures for #KidneyCancer. Thank you all for an amazing conference!

Day 2 of #KCRS24 was a whirlwind of groundbreaking research, insightful discussions, and inspiring moments! Together, we’re #AcceleratingCures for #KidneyCancer. Thank you all for an amazing conference! ...

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We don't join the #kidneycancer community voluntarily, but once we do, we meet the most inspiring people. Today we want you to take a moment to honor the powerful legacy of Jeffrey David Sterne. 💚🧡✨

Walk for Jeff is a special 5K event dedicated to raising funds for kidney cancer research. To honor Jeff's wishes, the Sterne family has raised almost $20,000. Read our blog to learn more about his story and how you can support the cause:

Read the blog: https://bit.ly/WalkForJeff
Donate: https://bit.ly/GiveForJeff

We need cures now. 💔

#WalkForJeff #KidneyCancerResearch #WeRememberJeff #AcceleratingCures

We don`t join the #kidneycancer community voluntarily, but once we do, we meet the most inspiring people. Today we want you to take a moment to honor the powerful legacy of Jeffrey David Sterne. 💚🧡✨

Walk for Jeff is a special 5K event dedicated to raising funds for kidney cancer research. To honor Jeff`s wishes, the Sterne family has raised almost $20,000. Read our blog to learn more about his story and how you can support the cause:

Read the blog: https://bit.ly/WalkForJeff
Donate: https://bit.ly/GiveForJeff

We need cures now. 💔

#WalkForJeff #KidneyCancerResearch #WeRememberJeff #AcceleratingCures
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Day 1 of #KCRS24 was a huge success! 🎉 From groundbreaking presentations to engaging discussions, we kicked off the summit with a bang. Stay tuned for more on Day 2! #AcceleratingCures

Day 1 of #KCRS24 was a huge success! 🎉 From groundbreaking presentations to engaging discussions, we kicked off the summit with a bang. Stay tuned for more on Day 2! #AcceleratingCures ...

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🔦 Session Spotlight: "Immunotherapy Advances and Research" at #KCRS24! Explore the latest approaches and trials in immunotherapy. Find out what's new and promising in the fight against #kidneycancer!

Don't miss out—register for the virtual conference or check out the livestream on YouTube!
🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#AcceleratingCures

🔦 Session Spotlight: "Immunotherapy Advances and Research" at #KCRS24! Explore the latest approaches and trials in immunotherapy. Find out what`s new and promising in the fight against #kidneycancer!

Don`t miss out—register for the virtual conference or check out the livestream on YouTube!
🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#AcceleratingCures
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Welcome to #KCRS24! 🎉 The stage is set, people are arriving, and the show is just getting started. Get ready for two days packed with cutting edge research and inspiring discussions in #kidneycancer. Let’s accelerate cures together!

Welcome to #KCRS24! 🎉 The stage is set, people are arriving, and the show is just getting started. Get ready for two days packed with cutting edge research and inspiring discussions in #kidneycancer. Let’s accelerate cures together! ...

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🔦 Session Spotlight: "Clinical and Scientific Updates in Kidney Cancer" at #KCRS24! Get the latest patient treatment updates from top experts in this 90-minute session. Essential info on clinically available advancements!

Don't miss out—register for the virtual conference or check out the livestream on YouTube!
🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#KidneyCancer #AcceleratingCures

🔦 Session Spotlight: "Clinical and Scientific Updates in Kidney Cancer" at #KCRS24! Get the latest patient treatment updates from top experts in this 90-minute session. Essential info on clinically available advancements!

Don`t miss out—register for the virtual conference or check out the livestream on YouTube!
🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#KidneyCancer #AcceleratingCures
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Don’t miss the chance to hear from top researchers TOMORROW at #KCRS24. Register FREE for virtual access!

🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#CancerResearch #AcceleratingCures

Don’t miss the chance to hear from top researchers TOMORROW at #KCRS24. Register FREE for virtual access!

🔗 bit.ly/KCRS24Register

#CancerResearch #AcceleratingCures
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