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NBTF asks you to help stop cancer research funding cuts!

Posted on: 11/10/2005

NBTF asks you to help stop cancer research funding cuts!

Dear National Brain Tumor Foundation Supporter:

Below please find an email from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) requesting your help in stopping cancer research from being cut. NBTF joins with AACR and urges you to contact your member of the House of Representatives and tell them how important it is to keep funding cancer research for brain tumors and all types of cancer.

Please CALL Your House Member by the end of the day on Friday, November 11:

Tell the House to Reject a Proposal That Would Cut Cancer Research Funding by $100 million.

The amount of money allocated to the National Institutes of Health for 2006 by the House of Representatives doesn't even cover the cost of inflation. Congress is seriously considering across-the-board cuts to many domestic programs. Such cuts would reduce cancer research funding by $100 million. If these cuts are approved, this would be the first Congress in more than a decade to cut funding to NIH. Last month, 92 Senators and 275 Representatives signed a letter in support of the goal to end suffering and death from cancer by 2015 - adequate funding is a prerequisite to reaching this goal.

The Senate has approved a $1 billion increase for NIH, providing an increase for critical cancer research that will help ensure we keep pace in our progress toward the 2015 goal. The House can demonstrate its commitment to this fight by agreeing to the Senate’s plan to ensure that cancer research continues its tradition of progress.


AACR and NBTF urges you to take the following steps by the end of the day on Friday, November 11:

Call (202) 224-3121 and ask for the office of your Member of the House of Representatives. Once connected, ask for the health legislative aide; Explain that continuing strong funding for the National Institutes of Health is critically important to making progress against cancer; Urge that the Member oppose cuts to cancer research funding and support the Senate's $1 billion increase for medical research funding at the NIH;

Thank the Member for past support and for their time and attention to this issue; More Calls: If you have time, please place a similar call to one or more of the following key House leaders - it will only take a few minutes of your time.

Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Ralph Regula (R-OH)
Jim Nussle (R-IA)

(202) 225-5861
(202) 225-3876
(202) 225-2911

Health legislative aide (LA):
Health LA: Viquar Ahmad
Health LA:
Jennifer Wickre
Elizabeth Hamilton

Thank you for your ACTION.


Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH
Executive Director
National Brain Tumor Foundation
22 Battery St. Suite 612
San Francisco, CA 94111

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