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2012 Advocacy Day


An advocate is someone who is willing to stand up and be counted for a cause they believe in. Get started by signing up for news & advocacy alerts.

Once you’ve signed up, there are several other ways you can get involved:

Take Action with eAdvocacy:
You can be an advocate from the comfort of your own home by taking a few minutes to respond to important and often urgent Action Alerts. Action Alerts are an easy way to communicate with your members of Congress and the media online. Complete an Action Alert now. Each email you send and get your friends and family to send makes a difference. Members of Congress and their staff tally the number of letters they receive and often take action based on what their hearing from their constituents – YOU!

Attend Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day:
Our annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day is the largest single gathering of people committed to fighting pancreatic cancer – patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, researchers and health care professionals. Hundreds of participants come from all 50 states to learn about the disease, gain support, and educate Congress about the need for increased resources for pancreatic cancer. Advocacy Day 2014 will be held on June 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open. Join us and register now.

Participate in the National Call-In:
Every year to coincide with our annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, people from all around the country place three phone calls to their federal members of Congress urging them to support increased resources for pancreatic cancer. Find out more information about the National Call-in.

Join Your Local Affiliate:
Contact your local Advocacy Coordinator or Community Representative and become an advocacy volunteer! Find YOUR local Affiliate or Community Representative. Advocacy Coordinators and Community Representatives are volunteers across the country who have been trained to be your local Pancreatic Cancer Action Network advocacy organizer. Their work is important and they need your help. Each Advocacy Coordinator or Community Representative works with local volunteers to accomplish critical (but fun!) advocacy volunteer work year-round such as group visits and call-in campaigns to your members of Congress, and the collection of petitions and proclamations in your state that support our November awareness efforts.

Advocates at Work in Washington, D.C.

Have a question or need more help getting started? Please let us know!

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Government Affairs & Advocacy Office
1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC  20036