Rally for Medical Research
The American Association of Cancer Research holds it's annual Rally for Medical Research on Capitol Hill each year to present its Cancer Progress Report to Congress. The report chronicles how federally funded research is transforming lives and how our ability to fully capitalize on our ever-growing knowledge of cancer is dependent on robust, sustained, and predictable funding increases for the NIH, NCI and the FDA.
Hundreds of individuals from all states and the District of Columbia, representing hundreds of organizations, meet with Senators and members of the House of Representatives requesting our elected officials provide robust, sustained, and predictable funding increases for the NIH and precision medicine.
Senator Cory Booker (rear), Mr & Mrs Anselmo founders of The Bungalow Foundation (center) with a group of “Rally for Medical Research Hill Day” participants on Capitol Hill
Mr & Mrs Anselmo at the West Wing of the White House
The President of the AACR José Baselga, MD, PhD with cancer survivors MaryAnn Anselmo, Lori Cuffari & Margaret Foti PhD, MD and CEO of the AACR on the right and cancer survivor Janet Klein on the far left.
Rally For Medical Research in D.C
Senator Jerry Moran and MaryAnn Anselmo
Domestic Policy and Science and Technology Policy staff at the White House
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the NIH and MaryAnn Anselmo. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book