Tell Congress that Cancer Research Saves Lives!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Help in the fight against cancer. It is imperative that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) be fully funded at $32 billion and a solution to the budget sequestration is found. Over the past few years, there have been tremendous breakthroughs in cancer research and prevention, thanks in large part to bipartisan support for these efforts. This year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports there are nearly 14 million Americans who are cancer survivors – four times the number in the mid-1970’s. We need to make sure that advances like these continue.
For the 1.6 million Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, research offers patients and loved ones hope and the benefits of scientific progress. Sequestration and cuts to NIH threaten to stall or eliminate groundbreaking basic laboratory research as well as clinical trials across the nation that represent the only viable treatment option left for many patients. Consistent and sustainable funding for the NIH and NCI allows for the support of long-term projects that lead to revolutionary breakthroughs and offer hope for patients nationally and worldwide. Breakthroughs stemming from cancer research have led to treatments for other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, and macular degeneration.
Join the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in recognizing the importance of federal funding for the fight against cancer. Encourage your legislators to find a solution that won't cut funding for lifesaving cancer research.
To find your member of Congress go to http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Contact Senator Carl Levin by email: https://www.levin.senate.gov/contact/email/ or by phone at 202-224-6221.
Contact Senator Debbie Stabenow by email: http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact or by phone at 202-224-4822.