About Advocacy Day
Advocacy Day is a two-day event in Washington, D.C. where a passionate group of individuals unite on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress to urge them to make pancreatic cancer a national priority. These individuals travel from all 50 states and are comprised of survivors, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals, volunteers and loved ones of those impacted by this disease.
Advocacy experience is not necessary to attend. We will provide you with the tools, resources, and training to make your voice heard. Anyone who is passionate about telling their story and making a difference for pancreatic cancer patients is encouraged to attend this event!
— Michael W., pancreatic cancer survivor
What to Expect at Advocacy Day
Monday, June 18
You will participate in training as well as a scientific and breakout session to ensure you understand how the congressional meetings work and to prepare you on how to talk to members of Congress. The most crucial part of the meetings is telling your personal story about how pancreatic cancer has impacted you. Activities during this day will help you fine-tune your story into a powerful advocacy tool, and will teach you how to ask Congress what we need them to do to make a difference: increase federal funding for cancer research.
Tuesday, June 19
We will turn Capitol Hill purple and rally for pancreatic cancer research through meetings with your members of Congress. You will not be alone. We will arrange group meetings for you to sit down with your elected officials and/or their staff, and we will provide you with all of the resources you need to be successful. Expect to attend meetings on Capitol Hill until at least 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.