Today, April 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET, thousands of patient and research advocates, survivors, researchers, clinicians, business leaders, and members of the general public will gather on the steps of the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., to Rally for Medical Research. The event, organized by the American Association for Cancer Research, calls on our nation’s policymakers to prioritize medical research funding. This is a unified call for sustained investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an investment to improve health, spur progress, inspire hope, and save lives.
How can you participate?
• Watch the Rally live at www.rallyformedicalresearch.org
• Use social media to talk about the Rally and the importance of medical research. On Twitter, use the hashtag #RallyMedRes and connect with @AACR and @SanfordBurnham. Find the full Twitter list of participating organizations here: twitter.com/AACR/research-health-orgs
• Tweet members of Congress with a message or post on the member’s Facebook page.
• Send an email to or call congressional offices. Find your representative here.
• Write letters to the editor and place op-eds in local newspapers. Here are a few ideas for making the case for medical research.
• Gather a group and schedule a meeting with members of Congress’ district office
The preceding information was provided by the American Association for Cancer Research.