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Rally for Medical Research 2013

On Sept. 18, 2013, the AACR and more than 170 institutions and advocacy organizations representing a broad spectrum of medical research advocacy joined together to host the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the health and economic security of our nation. This unprecedented effort continued the momentum generated from the Rally for Medical Research, which garnered nearly 10,000 participants in early April to raise awareness for the importance of sustained budget increases for the research supported by the NIH – research that ultimately leads to more progress, more hope, and more lives saved.

The Rally for Medical Research Hill Day mobilized nearly 300 researchers,
clinicians, patients, survivors and other advocates for meetings with more than 200 key House and Senate offices (including more than 70 member-level meetings) to discuss the importance of medical research, as well as protecting the NIH from continued budget cuts. Specifically, the medical research community also called for Congress to take action to halt the devastating across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, which are compromising the NIH’s ability to support lifesaving research. The Rally Hill Day came at a critical point, as Congress continues to wrangle and posture over fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding levels for federal agencies. 

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