9th Annual Virtual DDF Capitol Hill Stomach Cancer Advocacy Day
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Join DDF advocates and supporters from across the nation as you ask Congress to invest more federal resources in gastric cancer research and to again include stomach cancer as one of the cancers under the PRCRP. Per cancer death, stomach cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of any cancer. We NEED you to fight for the inclusion of stomach cancer with your compelling stories and/or data that stomach cancer is connected to those who proudly serve in our military. The inclusion of stomach cancer in the PRCRP is a significant milestone that DDF accomplished through its advocacy efforts in 2014. Never been an advocate? Join us on Thursday, February 11 for an afternoon of training and getting to know your fellow advocates. We need you to be the voice of those who are no longer with us and those who are still fighting.
Advocate for Stomach Cancer Patients
Advocacy - Lend Your Voice to the Fight
Most people don't know that the majority of cancer research is paid for by the federal government and that your U.S. Senators and Representatives get to decide how much is spent each year on cancer research. The decisions the federal government makes about spending levels are the biggest determinant of how much stomach cancer research is done in any given year.
Now that you know these important facts, get involved by telling Congress exactly what you think about the importance of stomach cancer research. Keep reading to learn how you can accomplish this important step toward helping all stomach cancer patients.
Advocate For Increased Federal Funding For Research
You can help get increased federal funding for stomach cancer research by contacting your elected officials. We at Debbie's Dream Foundation are bringing attention to the lack of research funding for stomach cancer and to raise awareness about the disease. Be the voice for stomach cancer patients who can't speak for themselves!
2014 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer held the second Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocay Day in February 2014. Fifty seven advocates from sixteen states and Canada attended over seventy meetings on the hill which educated legislators about the need for stomach cancer to be a higher funding priority.
2013 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer held the first ever Stomach Cancer Capitol Hill Advocay Day in May 2013. Thirty advocates from sixteen states and Canada attended 61 meetings on the hill which educated legislators about stomach cancer and resulted in a letter from 39 Representatives in the US House and a letter from 5 US Senators to the National Cancer Institute urging that stomach cancer be a higher funding priority.
Contact Your Local Officials
In order to let your elected official know how you feel about increasing funding for stomach cancer research, contact us and we will tell you who your elected official is and provide you with their contact information and sample letters and emails so you can communicate your opinions to them. You can call us at (954) 475-1200 (954) 475-1200 or email your inquiries to Admin@DebbiesDream.org. Alternatively, you can visit the link below to find out who are your elected officials.
Government Affairs & Advocacy Contact Information
Debbie's Dream Foundation
Government Affairs & Advocacy Office
Two South University Drive, Suite 326
Plantation, FL 33324
Toll Free Office: (855) 475-1200(855) 475-1200 FREE
Toll Free Fax: (855) 475-1201
For questions about ways to get involved or for more information, please e-mail us at Events@DebbiesDream.org.
Connecting with Your Officials on Social Media
Its important to connect with your officials on social media. Click on the links below to see the social media accounts for your Senators and United States House of Representative:
http://govsm.com/w/House - United States House of Representatives list
http://govsm.com/w/Senate - Senate list
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- Henry David Thoreau