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Advocating for a cure!

I am proud to have joined National Brain Tumor Society and fellow brain tumor advocates again this year to urge Congress to support increased funding to address the needs of our brain tumor communities. After my son Derek died from glioblastoma three years ago, I #Head2Hill each year with NBTS to advocate for him and urge lawmakers to support greater funding for brain tumor research and treatments. Here is how you can help in the fight against brain cancer:

1. Urge Congress to provide $49.048 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $7.766 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for Fiscal Year 2023.

2. Urge Congress to appropriate $150 million for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) at the Department of Defense (DoD) for fiscal year 2023 and include brain cancer and pediatric brain tumors as topics eligible for funding.

3. Urge members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass the Stop the Wait Act (H.R. 6583 / S. 3575). This bill will ensure brain tumor patients, and other patients with urgent financial and medical needs, get the SSDI and Medicare benefits they have earned.

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