Held every September since 2013 on Capitol Hill and spearheaded by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), this event brings together more than 300 national organizations who call on our nation’s policymakers to make funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a priority, and to raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research that leads to MORE PROGRESS, MORE HOPE & MORE LIVES SAVED.

Rally for Medical Research 2017

During the rally, the American Association of Cancer Research presents its Cancer Progress Report to Congress. This report chronicles how federally-funded research is transforming lives, and how our ability to fully capitalize on our ever-growing knowledge of cancer depends 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 scores of organizations, meet with Senators and members of the House of Representatives requesting our elected officials continue to provide this funding.

Senator Cory Booker/ Mr & Mrs Anselmo/ group of supporters for Medical Research Hill Day

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

The President of the AACR, MD, PhD with cancer survivors

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

Senator Jerry Moran and MaryAnn Anselmo

Mr & Mrs Anselmo at the West Wing of the White House

Mr & Mrs Anselmo at the West Wing of the White House

Technology Policy staff at the White House

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