NF Network Advocacy Program Educates Congress on Importance of Federally-Funded NF Research
Author: NF Network
Published On: 02/08/2021
On February 8th through the 12th, the NF Network Advocacy Program begins their annual visits with members of Congress, meeting with congressional staff to advocate for continued funding of the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) and research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 1996, advocates participating in this program have been the voice of the NF community on Capitol Hill for over 20 years and have been instrumental in generating over $380 million dedicated to NF research.
This year, in 2021, 76 advocates from states across the country will educate hundreds of congressional offices on the importance of continued funding for NF research, sharing your stories and your voices with your congressional offices. Together we are one voice in D.C.!
We THANK YOU for your continued advocacy efforts and your support of the NF Network Advocacy Program. With your support and your voice, our advocates will help educate and inspire your elected officials to take action for NF research funding, and together, we can help accelerate the search for better treatments and a cure to end neurofibromatosis.