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Initiated by The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), more than 200 national organizations came together to support the Rally for Medical Research on April 8, 2013 in Washington, DC on the steps of the Carnegie Library. Nearly 10,000 advocates gathered together to call on our nation's policy makers to make funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in scientific research that ultimately leads to more progress, more hope and more lives saved. This historic rally generated significant national media coverage and discussion through social media channels.

Energized by the Rally, efforts have redoubled to encourage Congress to increase funding for medical research and biomedical science, to raise public awareness of the importance of continued investment in medical research and biomedical science. Therefore, on September 18, 2013, a broad coalition of groups from the medical research advocacy community, led by The AACR, met with leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to invest in NIH for the health and economic security of our nation.

Rally for Medical Research Hill Day - September 18, 2014
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Rally Mission
Medical Research