Held every September, the Rally for Medical Research brings together more than 300 hundred patient and physician advocacy organizations, universities, research centers and biopharmaceutical industry associations to support sustained federal investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
As noted on the website, “The purpose of the Rally is to call on our nation’s policymakers to make funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research that leads to MORE PROGRESS, MORE HOPE and MORE LIVES SAVED.”
The 5th Rally for Medical Research will be held on September 14th in Washington, DC. Advocates are welcome to attend a training session followed by a reception on September 13th. For more information and to register, visit the Rally for Medical Research website. Sabah Bhatnagar, Program Director of Rare Disease Legislative Advocates, will be there so please look for her if you attend!
If you are unable to participate in-person, you can join the national Day of Action remotely. Show your support for funding for NIH on social media using the hashtag #RallyMedRes and follow the Rally on Twitter and Facebook. A Twitter cheat sheet, fact sheets on the importance of NIH funding and additional resources will be available on the Rally website.