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Federal Advocacy Day - May 16, 2024

Thank you for your interest in FORCE Advocacy Day! The 2024 event was a great success with 76 advocates from 27 states and DC participating in nearly 100 meetings with lawmakers and their staff.

Check back here in early 2025 for information about next year’s event.

Missed Advocacy Day?

You can still make a difference! Visit our grassroots advocacy platform to email your lawmakers, asking them to support key legislative efforts, and consider volunteering as a Patient Advocate Leader.

Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you and other passionate people to meet virtually with members of Congress urging them to support policies that improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancers. Our 2024 agenda focussed on legislative efforts that facilitate affordable access to cancer-related care (genetic counseling, testing, screening, preventive interventions and treatments). Reducing barriers to these crucial services saves lives!

Your voice is the most powerful tool for raising awareness on Capitol Hill, and the more we join together to speak out, the greater our impact.

What to Expect

Advocates with interests and concerns about the needs of people with or at risk of hereditary cancer from around the U.S. will come together to meet with federal lawmakers or their staff—hereditary cancer survivors, thrivers, previvors, family members, healthcare professionals and researchers. 

Participants will attend virtual Advocacy Day training to help them prepare. They will also receive meeting prep materials and more in-depth education regarding the issues and talking points for the appointments. 

Leading up to Advocacy Day, we will review our unified message and the legislation we support. We will also teach participants about advocating and how to share their stories in a way that leaves a memorable impression on congressional representatives. The experiences and perspectives of people in our community are important. 

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