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Call to Action: Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Rare Cancers
Bring your voice to the table! Your help now can secure millions of dollars for melanoma research!
In March, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a vocal advocate for federal melanoma research funding, developed a formal letter requesting the U.S.. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee dedicate $40 million for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The $40 million represents a $15 million increase over the 2014 level for the PRCRP. Melanoma would be one of the cancers eligible to compete for funding under this program.
A "Dear Colleague" email went out last week, urging support (see attached). So far, the letter has been signed by Representatives Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Sander Levin (D-MI), and Collin Peterson (D-MN). Additional support for this is critical!
Please take a moment to contact your House representative to request they sign on. Find your member of Congress here.