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 Meeting with the year’s highlights, Meet Mandy! a Q&A with leadership and our new Managing Director Mandy Spielvogle Powell, and our popular Interest Group breakout sessions. The annual Business Meeting is mandated by our by-laws and requires strong member participation, so we are relying on your attendance to help us make it a success!
Thank you for making it a priority to set aside these two summer afternoons to join us as we learn and work together.
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.
Currently, only 21 states include specific childhood cancer language in their State Cancer Plans. Even states with inclusive language may not have accompanying goals, objectives, or deliverables as part of their plan.
During the meeting, guest speakers will highlight what state cancer plans are and how advocates can meet the unique challenges of influencing and shaping state cancer action plans through advocacy. Speakers will also address the steps advocates have taken in the past to address the specific needs of the childhood cancer patient population in their state. In addition to the speaker program, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.