About Advocacy DayEducate Congress about important issues faced by people in the hereditary cancer community.
Federal Advocacy Day - May 16, 2024
Registration opening soon!
Can’t take part in Advocacy Day?
Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you and other passionate people to meet virtually with members of Congress urging them to support policies that improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancers. Our 2024 agenda will focus on legislative efforts that facilitate affordable access to cancer-related care (genetic counseling, testing, screening, preventive interventions and treatments). Reducing barriers to these crucial services saves lives!
Your voice is the most powerful tool for raising awareness on Capitol Hill, and the more we join together to speak out, the greater our impact.
What to Expect
Advocates with interests and concerns about the needs of people with or at risk of hereditary cancer from around the U.S. will come together to meet with federal lawmakers or their staff—hereditary cancer survivors, thrivers, previvors, family members, healthcare professionals and researchers.
Participants will attend virtual Advocacy Day training to help them prepare. They will also receive meeting prep materials and more in-depth education regarding the issues and talking points for the appointments.
Leading up to Advocacy Day, we will review our unified message and the legislation we support. We will also teach participants about advocating and how to share their stories in a way that leaves a memorable impression on congressional representatives. The experiences and perspectives of people in our community are important.