On Wednesday, April 26th, patient advocates from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill to let Congress know about the importance of local, community cancer care in their lives.

Patients, survivors, family members, caregivers, and others will urge their elected officials to support smart public policies that help keep community oncology strong for those who need it the most – the more than 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year.

Through the active work of advocacy chapters in community oncology practices across the country, the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) has built a national grassroots army to advocate for thoughtful public policies that benefit cancer patients and their families.

For those who can’t be with us on Capitol Hill this week, we encourage you to advocate in your community at the local level – write letters, call, and even contact your representatives on social media. Let them know that community oncology is important to you!

The CPAN Hill Day event precedes the 2017 Community Oncology Conference which features a special, dedicated advocacy track. Over two days, attendees will take a deep dive into important issues in community oncology and how to be stronger, effective advocates.

Follow the conversation at #CPANHillDay. Interested in joining or forming a local CPAN chapter? Sign up here on the CPAN website and get involved!