Monday, November 17, 2008

Help get more funding for Cancer research

What if I told you that you have an opportunity to make a significant impact on cancer research today? You do! Right now, the United States Congress is considering an economic stimulus package and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is working to ensure that within that package, $1.9 billion is allocated to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency that oversees cancer and other medical research.

That’s where we need your help! Please email your Members of Congress, and urge them to include $1.9 billion for NIH in an economic stimulus package.

Over the past 5 years, funding for cancer research is down nearly 14 percent. A $1.9 billion increase for NIH would provide a much-needed increase for life-saving research to help detect cancer at the earliest stages and more effectively treat this dreaded disease.

Let your Members of Congress know that increased funding for NIH is a win-win situation, for cancer survivors, patients and caregivers all across the country.

Take action now. This down payment on the future of cancer research is essential to maintaining the progress that has been made in the fight. Make your voice heard today!

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