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Action Days: Know Before You Go

Action Days 2024 takes place February 13-14, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Childhood cancer advocates will have another opportunity to speak with members of Congress to gain support for legislation pending in both the House and Senate. To help prepare CAC2 members before we visit Capitol Hill, we hosted an information webinar with Rosie Abbott, Head of Government Relations at St. Baldrick's, and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer.  CAC2 Board Member Susannah Koontz began the webinar with a review of the legislative accomplishments for our community in 2023. Even if you can't attend, the information is helpful in understanding the issues [...] Read more

Empowering Lives After Cancer: Introducing the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer’s CAC2 Survivorship Toolkit

In the continually evolving landscape of cancer care, the survivorship phase stands as a pivotal and unique challenge. Recognizing the significance of this critical juncture, the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) takes great pride in introducing its groundbreaking CAC2 Survivorship Toolkit. This meticulously curated online resource, boasting over 500 resources and publications, is designed to meet the diverse needs of childhood, adolescent, and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors and their families throughout the lifespan. Let’s delve into the distinguishing features that set the CAC2 Survivorship Toolkit apart as a vital support resource for individuals navigating the intricate journey of life […]

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Meet & Greet with Melissa Jackson, CAC2’s New Executive Director

In this brief webinar we learned more about our new Executive Director, Melissa Jackson. Melissa shared a little about herself and answered questions. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion that will greatly benefit our organization. We are optimistic that her energy will lead to new opportunities in our shared mission to create a world without childhood cancer. Melissa Jackson Melissa has over five years of leadership experience in non-profit organizations and public health. Most recently, she served as a Parent Consultant for the Ohio Department of Health. In this role, Melissa represented and amplified the parent perspective [...] Read more

CAC2 News–Presenting Melissa Jackson, CAC2 Executive Director

By CAC2 Chair Amy Godkin (ASK Foundation) We are thrilled to share the good news that Melissa Jackson is joining CAC2 as our new Executive Director.  Melissa brings five years of experience working with the childhood cancer community and a passion for helping young patients and their families. Most recently, she served as a Parent Consultant for the Ohio Department of Health. Melissa represented and amplified the parent perspective within the Child and Family Health Bureau and the Maternal and Infant Vitality Bureau. In addition, she managed Ohio’s Annual Childhood Cancer Summit and led Ohio’s Childhood Cancer Workgroup. Her accomplishments include founding and leading [...] Read more

Make Your Voice Heard Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Days 2023

We learned more about the Alliance for Childhood Cancer Action Days, which is returning to Washington, D.C., this year for the first time since 2019. Action Days allows you to speak with your members of Congress and their staff to advocate for important childhood cancer issues before Congress. Sharing your story will ensure the voice of kids with cancer is heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. Click here for more information about Action Days April 24-25, 2023. Make Your Voice Heard PowerPoint Action-Days-2023-Webinar-CAC2 Sarah Milberg Sarah Milberg is the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the St. Baldrick's [...] Read more

Pediatric Cancer Advocacy – From Your Own Backyard

Many think of advocacy as traveling to Washington DC and speaking to their Senators and members of Congress, convincing them to pass legislation like the STAR Act. While this is an essential part of advocacy, there are many things that you can do within your state that do not involve travel or engaging politicians. Ann Ramer presented opportunities for connecting with your local Childhood Cancer Community and highlighted the available tools on the CAC2 member page to support your effort. Ann Ramer, MPH Ann is a mother of four children, two of whom developed multiple forms of cancer. She is [...] Read more

CAC2 Executive Director Position Now Open!

The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) is recruiting an Executive Director to join a dynamic, collaborative network of nonprofit organizations, industry partners, and individuals from 39 states and nine countries, supporting and serving the childhood cancer community. The Executive Director reports to the Chair and the CAC2 Board of Directors to oversee the day-to-day operations of CAC2, while working collaboratively with CAC2 member volunteers. The Executive Director will supervise the operations and communications staff, engage with members and external stakeholders, and work in partnership with the Board to evolve the CAC2’s strategic vision to fulfill its mission and objectives. The mission of CAC2 is to effectively […]

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CAC2 Webinar–Not For Profit Financial Matters: A Deep Dive into the 990

January's CAC2 All-Member webinar provided an opportunity to clear up some of the confusion the IRS Form 990 can cause for many non-profit organizations. In the first half of this webinar, participants learned key information to complete the 990. The second half of the webinar answered questions from participants. Amy Altholz Amy Altholz is the Partner-In-Charge of RubinBrown’s Not-For-Profit Services Group. She is also a Partner in the Assurance Services Group. Her experience with a variety of not-for-profit clients provides her valuable insight into the industry’s best practices. While working for RubinBrown, Amy participated in the Baker Tilly International Exchange [...] Read more

CAC2 Webinar–Not For Profit Financial Matters

Managing the financial aspects of a non-profit organization can be complicated and at times confusing. In this webinar, Not-For-Profit Financial Matters, presenter Lisa Meacham (Partner, Plante Moran) provides an engaging and educational webinar that discusses: The components of not-for-profit organization finances Understanding what an audit is all about IRS Form 990 Other financial tools Lisa Meacham Lisa Meacham advises not-for-profits on accounting and regulatory changes, provides relevant industry data and benchmarking information, and helps them use financial information to tell their story to stakeholders. Her clients include foundations, educational institutions, health and welfare organizations, arts organizations, professional associations, and government [...] Read more