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CAC2 Executive Director Position Now Open!

The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) is recruiting an Executive Director to join a dynamic, collaborative network of nonprofit organizations, industry partners, and individuals from 39 states and nine countries, supporting and serving the childhood cancer community. The Executive Director reports to the Chair and the CAC2 Board of Directors to oversee the day-to-day operations of CAC2, while working collaboratively with CAC2 member volunteers. The Executive Director will supervise the operations and communications staff, engage with members and external stakeholders, and work in partnership with the Board to evolve the CAC2’s strategic vision to fulfill its mission and objectives. The mission of CAC2 is to effectively […]

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CAC2 Webinar–Not For Profit Financial Matters: A Deep Dive into the 990

January's CAC2 All-Member webinar provided an opportunity to clear up some of the confusion the IRS Form 990 can cause for many non-profit organizations. In the first half of this webinar, participants learned key information to complete the 990. The second half of the webinar answered questions from participants. Amy Altholz Amy Altholz is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown’s Not-For-Profit Services Group. She is also a Partner in the Assurance Services Group. Her experience with a variety of not-for-profit clients provides her valuable insight into the industry’s best practices. While working for RubinBrown, Amy participated in the Baker Tilly International Exchange [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Not For Profit Financial Matters

Managing the financial aspects of a non-profit organization can be complicated and at times confusing. In this webinar, Not-For-Profit Financial Matters, presenter Lisa Meacham (Partner, Plante Moran) provides an engaging and educational webinar that discusses: The components of not-for-profit organization finances Understanding what an audit is all about IRS Form 990 Other financial tools Lisa Meacham Lisa Meacham advises not-for-profits on accounting and regulatory changes, provides relevant industry data and benchmarking information, and helps them use financial information to tell their story to stakeholders. Her clients include foundations, educational institutions, health and welfare organizations, arts organizations, professional associations, and government [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Hearing Loss from Cisplatin—Multiple Perspectives on the New FDA Preventative Treatment Option

Children who receive cisplatin as part of their cancer treatment are at risk for progressive and/or permanent hearing loss as a result of their treatment.  This treatment effect can influence speech and language development, educational achievement, and social-emotional development.  Recently, the FDA approved Pedmark, a Sodium Thiosulfate Injection created by Fennec Pharmaceuticals, as a treatment to help reduce the risk of ototoxicity associated with cisplatin.  November’s CAC2 All-Member webinar provided key information about this important breakthrough in improving the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors who received cisplatin. Attendees learned about the importance of this specific drug approval, the [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Why Foundations Should Collaborate to Fund Research and How the Foundation Match Platform Can Help

As Foundation Match makes its debut, this webinar gave an opportunity to learn more about the platform. In addition, a moderated discussion explored a few of the different motives and approaches that CAC2 member organizations that co-fund research adopted and learned from an investigator about how funding collaboration has the potential to improve the research landscape. Panelists shared why they are excited to join the Foundation Match platform. Panel members include: Donna Ludwinski (Solving Kids’ Cancer) Lisa Ward (Tough2gether Against DIPG/DMG) Julie Guillot (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Volunteer) Elias Sayour, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Principal Investigator, [...] Read more

CAC2 News–Great.com Interviews Coalition Against Childhood Cancer About A Future Without Childhood Cancers

Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed Coalition Against Childhood Cancer as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. Families affected by childhood cancer face untold challenges. From having to sacrifice work to paying huge medical bills, only a small number of families can afford to make these sacrifices. For the vast majority that cannot, life can be extremely difficult for both patient and family members. In this episode, Danielle talked with Vickie Buenger, […]

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CAC2 Webinar–Better Together: Survivorship Connection

In our February CAC2 All-Member webinar CAC2 invited the Survivorship Interest Group's Better Together committee to discuss their Project Incubator initiative.  Led by Mariah Forster Olson, and joined by committee members, Nick Giallourakis and Carolyn Breinich, this project would enable survivors and their parents, caregivers, and other family members, as well as nonprofit organizations and healthcare professionals, to be connected with available resources, programs, and services to assist in the lifelong journey of childhood cancer survivorship. This will be accomplished using our Better Together spreadsheet, as well as a unique, personalized approach. Read more

CAC2 News–Ethics Think Tank White Paper Accepted at SIOP 2021

Access to the most promising pediatric cancer treatments is often achieved by participating in clinical trials. And private, nonprofit organizations have become a significant source of funding for these trials that are often left behind by industry. Drug development for pediatric cancer has expanded in recent years because nonprofits are stepping up. But federal reporting standards do not apply to nonprofits leaving them to try their best and hope for the best. This lack of formal oversight raised questions for a number of CAC2 members about the ethical, legal, and social commitments between non-profit funders and the patient communities they [...] Read more

Primer on State Cancer Action Plans Training Meeting

State-level advocacy is becoming a big opportunity across the country as it gives advocates another way to get involved in addition to going to DC.  This has been more and more apparent over the last year as people haven't felt comfortable traveling as much. The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) co-hosted an online advocacy training meeting focused on State Cancer Action Plans on May 11.  Such plans, mandated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), articulate the challenges and issues posed by cancer in each state and often include goals, objectives, and strategies [...] Read more

Primer on State Cancer Action Plans Training Meeting

The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) and the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) are pleased to invite you to a jointly convened online advocacy training meeting focused on State Cancer Action Plans.  Such plans, mandated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), articulate the challenges and issues posed by cancer in each state and often include goals, objectives, and strategies to help inform and guide communities in the fight against cancer. Primer on State Cancer Action Plans Click above to register (Zoom details to follow) Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm ET 6:00 CT, 5:00 MT, 4:00PT Currently, only 21 [...] Read more

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