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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

Registration Open: CAC2 2021 Annual Summit

Registration is now open for CAC2’s 2021 Annual Summit, taking place virtually Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th.  This year we will meet two consecutive afternoons on Zoom.  The CAC2 Meetings Team has designed a robust program that will balance expert content presentations with opportunities for active engagement for attendees. We will kick off the first day at noon ET with a session welcoming New Members and giving them the chance to “meet & greet” each other and learn how to engage the many resources and opportunities available to CAC2 members.  The afternoon will also include the members-only Business […]

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Presenting Mandy Spielvogle Powell, CAC2 Managing Director

By Guest Blogger CAC2 President Vickie Buenger At our January 2020 board retreat in Philadelphia, the CAC2 Board of Directors began what will ultimately be an 18-month leadership transition, carefully designed to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. In March 2020, we presented our draft succession roadmap to all of you during the All-Member Webinar, and we have made every effort to keep you apprised of this process over the past year. We are now at the 14-month mark of this succession work and have exciting news to share:  We have selected and hired CAC2’s first Managing Director! This thorough, thoughtful process was […]

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CAC2 2020 Annual Summit

Over 100 CAC2 members and guests gathered for a special online event on Friday, July 17, 2020 to attend our 8th Annual Summit Speaker Program and Annual Members' Business Meeting.   Our volunteer Meetings Team designed a carefully curated two-hour version of our traditional Annual Summit accessible to all. Dr. Doug Hawkins, newly elected Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, speaking on his vision for COG, with Q&A on how parent patient advocates fit into that vision and The RACE Act on the Eve of Implementation Panel, a conversation moderated by Dr. Stacey Adam (FNIH) featuring Dr. Malcolm Smith (NCI), Dr. Martha Donoghue (FDA), [...] Read more

CAC2 Member Guide to Navigating Covid19

If you want to know what the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic relief package means for nonprofits, donors, and individuals, have asked yourself "what can I do?" want to brush up your leadership skills or explore ideas to help with fundraising in a crisis, or just need accurate and reliable information, then the CAC2 Member Guide to Navigating the Covid-19 crisis may help.  Members have worked together to build this document to help organizational and individual members during this unprecedented crisis.     If we have overlooked an essential resource, let us know here:  Suggest a Resource for the Guide.   You [...] Read more

STAR Act Co-Sponsor Map

Thanks to the many-faceted efforts in the childhood cancer community, the STAR Act has reached a tipping point (173 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives as of March 3, 2016).  This is an important milestone in moving the bill through the legislative process.  In March the focus is to push for even more co-sponsors, with a strong emphasis on Members who serve on the Energy & Commerce Committee.  We want as many Members as possible supporting the bill, so that we can move the bill to a successful committee hearing.  This map will help you locate your Representative: Hovering over or clicking each marker will […]

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A Roundtable Discussion to Shape the Future of Childhood Cancer Policy–Slide Deck

On Wednesday, December 3 CAC2 invited members Steve Crowley and Vickie Buenger to explain the unique opportunity CAC2 has to shape a national strategy for childhood cancer policy. Continuing Community Conversation: Roundtable Discussion to Shape the Future of Childhood Cancer Policy By clicking on the link below, you can gain access to the webinar slide deck.  Policy Roundtable Webinar

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This Week in Pediatric Oncology Podcast

TWIPO host Dr. Tim Cripe (Nationwide Children’s) and co-hosts spoke with Dr. Vickie Buenger from Texas A&M University about her role as a childhood cancer advocate. A founding member of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer, Buenger discusses the organization’s principles and future projects to bring the childhood cancer community together. Listen here: http://nbglobe.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/twipo-episode-28.mp3

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