Come to Washington, D.D. to learn about colorectal cancer advocacy and speak up for increased federal funding for cancer research, treatment and screening. C3 advocates will be part of the annual One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th, 2006.
- Tuesday morning: C3 Grassroots Connections–learn how to use our tools to make a difference nationally and locally by increasing colorectal cancer awareness, supporting screening legislation and connecting with Congress.
- Tuesday afternoon: OVAC– get the information and skills you need to talk to Congress about funding for cancer research and prevention.
- Wednesday: OVAC–press our case in Congressinal offices using materials and skills from Tuesday.
Advocates participating in the OVAC “Lobby Days” must pay for their own lodging and transportation to Washington, D.C. C3 and OVAC cover the registration fee and training costs.
Congressional visits provide a unique opportunity for advocates to share how cancer has touched their lives. Having strong C3 participation during OVAC Lobby Days helps us educate our policy makers in Washington about the need for additonal research funds for colorectal cancer.
Registration and hotel information will be posted on the C3 web site as soon as it is available. If you have questions or comments about Lobby Day, please contact the C3 office at 202-244-2906 or send an email to the C3 Grassroots Coordinator. You can also go to the C3 Advocates in Action message board to participate in discussions about Lobby Days and other advocacy issues.