AACI and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will co-host the 2020 Hill Day in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 13.
Hill Day will bring cancer center directors, researchers, physician-scientists, cancer survivors, and other advocates to Capitol Hill to build support for a strong federal investment in biomedical research—and cancer research in particular—through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
For the second year, AACI will offer scholarships to patient advocates to help defray the costs of airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation. The Hill Day Scholarship Program was established in 2019 to support the participation of patient advocates at Hill Day, giving them an opportunity to share their impactful stories with legislators.
AACI cancer centers may nominate one patient advocate to receive a full scholarship. Up to five recipients will be selected by AACI’s Government Relations Steering Committee. To nominate a patient advocate, please complete our application form by Monday, March 23.
Soapbox, a firm which specializes in coordinating advocacy days, will request and schedule meetings on your behalf with your legislators, making the day stress-free for all participants. For your convenience, a room block has been reserved at the Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf, located less than two miles from the House and Senate office buildings.
Participation in Hill Day is critical to sharing our message with legislators: that stable, predictable funding increases are essential to advancing research and care at our nation’s cancer centers. Your visit to Washington will underscore the value of a bipartisan commitment to cancer research in saving and improving millions of lives touched by cancer.
If you have any questions, please contact AACI Government Relations Manager Jaren Love at 412-647-2076.
Nominate a patient advocate.