NCCS can’t keep track of every single local cancer event – but you may know of something that’s going on in your hometown. By staffing a booth at a local event, you are publicizing the important work you do and giving a face and a real live voice in your own community. You can meet people who share your experiences with cancer and who want to become advocates – even those who don’t know they want to join yet.
- Find out what events are taking place in your area by calling your local hospitals, Wellness Community, other cancer advocacy groups, or chamber of commerce. There may be a cancer fundraiser, such as a run/walk coming up. Or maybe your area hospital is hosting a health fair. These are great opportunities to publicize your work.
- NCCS holds events as well, so pay attention to the action alerts we send out. We may be looking for help at an event.
- Ask the event organizers for permission to set up a booth and find out what their requirements are.
- Enlist your friends. You’ll need to have enough people to talk to all the people who come by and work the booth for the duration of the event.