Join Us for D.C. Advocacy Days
On March 9-10, members of the kidney cancer community once again gather in Washington, D.C.
Join us as we educate policymakers and our elected representatives on issues affecting the kidney cancer community. Your voice is essential to securing funding for the NIH/NCI and protect funding for the KCRP. As recently as 2016, zero dollars were allocated for kidney cancer research. In 2020, that number is $40 million, and we have the support of our community to thank for that.
On Monday, March 9th, we will have a classroom session at the Hamilton Hotel. On Tuesday, we head to Capitol Hill.
Lift your voice with ours! Let us know that you plan to join us for D.C. Advocacy Days in March.
December 2018 Advocacy Day
We had a dynamic group of kidney cancer patient advocates meet in Washington, DC to attend an educational seminar and briefing on policy advocacy issues impacting the kidney cancer community. We had an ‘inside the beltway’ discussion on the current political landscape including updates on the appropriations process, the NIH/NCI funding, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and the Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) in particular. Patient advocates were able to craft their stories and prepare for meetings with Hill staffers after hearing what to expect and how to deliver a strong message on behalf of the kidney cancer community.
IT IS OFFICIAL! $20 MILLION FOR KIDNEY CANCER RESEARCH
On September 28th, 2017 the President signed into law the Defense, Labor HHS spending package. Included within this historic bill is the Defense Health Program that has increased the funding for the Kidney Cancer Research Program pursuant to the CDMRP from $15 million to $20 million annually.
The Kidney Cancer Coalition and The Kidney Cancer Action network led the charge for the increase to this important program.
LINK – CDMRP: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
LINK – United States Senate Committee
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