Kidney Cancer Advocacy Days
Spring 2022

In 2016, Congress allocated $0 in funding dedicated to kidney cancer research. Through the power of advocacy, we have raised that number to $135 million in five years.

We need YOU to keep this funding in place. Please plan to join our grassroots army on March 7–8 for our spring Advocacy Days event, where we ask Congress to continue funding lifesaving research for kidney cancer patients.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

The full agenda is listed below. Please see the additional information regarding training sessions. If you have any questions, please reach out! We welcome anyone with a passion for accelerating cures for kidney cancer. Contact our Legislative Patient Advocacy Lead, Debra Beyhan, at [email protected]

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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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Advocacy

Research

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.

"What #KidneyCancer Can't Take from Us"
Be sure to check out the inspiring story of David and Josie, featured in our Community Spotlight this month. David was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer at age 37, months after his wedding to Josie. Though cancer upended some of the newlyweds' plans, they're focused on the positive and enjoying their lives together.
https://kidneycan.org/david-and-josie/
#cancer #survivorstories #communityspotlight #kidneycan #acceleratingcures #patientvoice #livingwithcancer #inspiration #optimism @cityofhope

"What #KidneyCancer Can't Take from Us"

Be sure to check out the inspiring story of David and Josie, featured in our Community Spotlight this month. David was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer at age 37, months after his wedding to Josie. Though cancer upended some of the newlyweds' plans, they're focused on the positive and enjoying their lives together.

https://kidneycan.org/david-and-josie/

#cancer #survivorstories #communityspotlight #kidneycan #acceleratingcures #patientvoice #livingwithcancer #inspiration #optimism @cityofhope
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🥰🥰 How it feels when your community SHOWS UP on #GivingTuesday! 🥰🥰
We have raised over $9,000 today and are still going strong! That means we have $18,000 with our match! 
Every dollar you give to KidneyCAN goes to WORK for you -- for advocacy, for propelling research, for patient support and education. THANK YOU for being part of our grassroots army. 
Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

🥰🥰 How it feels when your community SHOWS UP on #GivingTuesday! 🥰🥰

We have raised over $9,000 today and are still going strong! That means we have $18,000 with our match!

Every dollar you give to KidneyCAN goes to WORK for you -- for advocacy, for propelling research, for patient support and education. THANK YOU for being part of our grassroots army.

Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to Washington. 
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

In 2016, Congress appropriated ZERO dollars for #kidneycancer research. In 2022, that number is $50 million, in large part due to advocacy. When you give to KidneyCAN, you send your voice to Washington.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.
Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU to make things happen!
Donate at KidneyCAN.org

Little by little. Step by step. This is how we do the work.

Please help us reach our $15,000 #GivingTuesday goal. We have BIG 2022 plans to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer and we need YOU to make things happen!

Donate at KidneyCAN.org
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KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer. On #GivingTuesday, we're asking for your support. Want to know where your money goes? 
See our 2021 accomplishments here: https://bit.ly/KidneyCAN2021
We have a generous match for up to $15,000 in donations this holiday season. Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures for #kidneycancer. On #GivingTuesday, we're asking for your support. Want to know where your money goes?

See our 2021 accomplishments here: https://bit.ly/KidneyCAN2021

We have a generous match for up to $15,000 in donations this holiday season. Give now at https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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Between now and New Year's Day, we will lose around 1,280 people to #kidneycancer. KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures, and our work is urgent. Please consider giving to KidneyCAN on #GivingTuesday. 
https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/

Between now and New Year's Day, we will lose around 1,280 people to #kidneycancer. KidneyCAN works to #acceleratecures, and our work is urgent. Please consider giving to KidneyCAN on #GivingTuesday.

https://kidneycan.org/donate-now/
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The holidays can be a hectic and overwhelming time, even if you're not dealing with #kidneycancer. 
Tune in as our experts offer strategies for making the most of the holiday season -- managing symptoms, supporting your mental health, and more. 
"Handling the Holidays with Cancer"
• FREE Patient & Caregiver Event
• Tuesday, Nov. 30th at 5:30 pm EST
• Online via Zoom
• Interactive -- ask your questions! 
You're not alone this holiday season! Register now at www.kidneycan.org.

The holidays can be a hectic and overwhelming time, even if you're not dealing with #kidneycancer.

Tune in as our experts offer strategies for making the most of the holiday season -- managing symptoms, supporting your mental health, and more.

"Handling the Holidays with Cancer"
• FREE Patient & Caregiver Event
• Tuesday, Nov. 30th at 5:30 pm EST
• Online via Zoom
• Interactive -- ask your questions!

You're not alone this holiday season! Register now at www.kidneycan.org.
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Thanksgiving Day is behind us ... how are you doing? 
If you're overwhelmed and a little exhausted by the thought of the full holiday season ahead, we can help. 
You're not alone this holiday season.
Join us for a conversation with experienced patients, caregivers, and medical professionals as they share their best tips and strategies for surviving (and thriving!) during the holidays when you or a loved one has cancer. 
💚 Handling the Holidays with Cancer
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
📆 Tuesday, November 30th 
⏰ 5:30-6:30 pm EST (with "eggnog happy hour" to follow!)
📩 Register at https://bit.ly/HolidayTownHall
What questions do you have for our experts? Drop them in the comments, or let us know when you register. We're here for you!

Thanksgiving Day is behind us ... how are you doing?

If you're overwhelmed and a little exhausted by the thought of the full holiday season ahead, we can help.

You're not alone this holiday season.

Join us for a conversation with experienced patients, caregivers, and medical professionals as they share their best tips and strategies for surviving (and thriving!) during the holidays when you or a loved one has cancer.

💚 Handling the Holidays with Cancer
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
📆 Tuesday, November 30th
⏰ 5:30-6:30 pm EST (with "eggnog happy hour" to follow!)
📩 Register at https://bit.ly/HolidayTownHall

What questions do you have for our experts? Drop them in the comments, or let us know when you register. We're here for you!
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Join this free symposium to understand how your quality of life and symptom management during #kidneycancer treatment can be improved by support from palliative care specialists. 
This event is provided by our friends at the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. Register here: https://jnfkidneycancer.org/supporting-patients-family-the-role-of-palliative-care/

Join this free symposium to understand how your quality of life and symptom management during #kidneycancer treatment can be improved by support from palliative care specialists.

This event is provided by our friends at the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation. Register here: https://jnfkidneycancer.org/supporting-patients-family-the-role-of-palliative-care/
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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. 

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