Last week, Meso Foundation staff and supporters represented the mesothelioma community in the Rally for Medical Research. Nearly 200 organizations participated to raise awareness about the critical need for a sustained investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve health, spur more progress, inspire more hope, and save more lives. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is proud to have been a partner in this historic event. The estimated 10,000 advocates included Meso Warriors, bereaved family members and Foundation staff.
Released the very same week following the Rally, President Obama’s budget request included an increase in the NIH’s budget. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius noted “The significant new investments this budget contains for the NIH reflect our commitment to furthering the biomedical research that will help create good new jobs and advance the cause of medical science.”
Read more about the historic event here:USA Today – Thousands rally to support medical research funding Medpage Today – Rally Urges More Federal Research Dollars About.com – The 2013 Rally for Medical Research in Washington D.C. Medscape – Thousands Rally for Medical Research in Washington, DC Nature News Blog – Medical researchers rally for funds in Washington DC The Hill – Advocates, Lawmakers Rally For Medical Research Funding GEN News – Today’s Rally for Medical Research