Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2011 - Washington D.C. Activities

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month represents an annual opportunity for supporters nationwide to focus on and bring awareness to the challenges of childhood cancer.  This year, there will be a series of events taking place in Washington, D.C. to help achieve our goal to eliminate childhood cancer.  Our organizations have come together to coordinate efforts, educate lawmakers, and ensure that our voices are heard in the nation’s capital.

September 21, 2011
Union Station, Washington, D.C.


46 moms of children diagnosed with cancer, from all parts of the country, have partnered with St Baldrick's to raise $1 Million by shaving their heads at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit St. Baldrick's Foundation



September 22, 2011
Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.


PAC2 members convene in a day-long session to discuss current and new cross-organization projects that benefit the childhood cancer community.

For more information, visit People Against Childhood Cancer (PAC2)



September 23, 2011
Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) Auditorium


The second Childhood Cancer Summit, led by the co-chairs of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus, will be a panel of pediatric cancer experts and advocates, speaking on the unique challenges of childhood cancer.  Nancy Goodman founder of Kids v Cancer  will be a panelist and Rally Foundation Spokeswoman Ashley McCann will be delivering opening remarks.

For more information, visit Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA)



The Capitol, Washington, D.C

Introduction of the Creating Hope Act

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) will be introducing the Creating Hope Act in the House of Representatives. All are invited to the press conference kick-off at 9AM September 23rd at the Capitol. John Lehr, CEO of CureSearch for Children's Cancer will also be speaking.

For more informaton visit Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus



Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) Auditorium

Hyundai Hope on Wheels

After the Summit Hyundai Hope on Wheels will hold a Press Conference, open to the public, at which they will make a major announcement on the work that Hope on Wheels is doing on behalf of pediatric cancer!

For more information visit Hyundai Hope on Wheels




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