We’re less than a week away from the Rally for Medical Research- a unified call to our nation’s policymakers about the critical need for a sustained investment in the National Institutes of Health to improve health, drive innovation, and support jobs! This significant event will bring together thousands of patients, researchers, government officials, and business leaders in Washington, DC- and tens of thousands of health-advocates across the country who will join the event virtually. We want to make sure you’re part of the action too. Here are a few easy ways to participate:
1) Watch the rally from your home computer! On April 8th at 11:00 am EST, the rally will be shown LIVE on YouTube. So, tune-in to hear from great speakers, including NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and some of our very own You're the Cure survivor-advocates, about the importance of medical research to our nation’s health and economy. You'll also get to see our red hearts waving in the crowd!
2) Speak-Up! This rally will make a strong statement to our nation’s leaders about the wide-spread support for funding for the National Institutes of Health, but it’s up to each of us to make sure our own Senators and Representative get the message loud and clear. So after the rally, call, email, or tweet at your legislators about the importance of funding medical research.
3) “Like” and “Follow” the Action- We’ll be posting live updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages from the rally on 4/8 and from Capitol Hill on 4/9, as your fellow advocates meet with Members of Congress. ‘Like’, ‘Share’, and ‘Re-tweet’ along with us!
With the recent enactment of the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, federal funding for medical research continues to erode, threatening progress being made toward life-saving discoveries. That’s why this strong statement to our nation’s elected officials is so critical. Thank you for standing with us and taking action on behalf of the heart and stroke community!