The Biophysical Society is joining 200 other organizations is sponsoring the Rally for Medical Research on Monday April 8, 2013 at 11 am. Join fellow researchers and advocates for medical research on the steps of the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., (across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center), to raise awareness about the critical need for an increased investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve health, spur more progress, inspire more hope, and save more lives.
Why a Rally?
By bringing together 1000’s of supporters of medical research, we can visually show the strong support that exists for this important cause. The Rally is a means to unite millions of Americans across the country in a call to our nation’s policymakers to make lifesaving medical research funding a national priority.
The timing of the Rally is on the heels of the implementation of sequestration to the 2013 budget—which cuts the NIH budget by 5% and will result in less grant funding for researchers over the next six months. It is also two days before President Obama releases his budget proposal for next year—Fiscal Year 2014.
What if I am not in Washington DC?
If you are not in Washington, you can watch the Rally live on Youtube. You can also participate by contacting your Senators and Representative and asking them to make making funding for the NIH a national priority.
For more information about the event and directions, please visit http://www.rallyformedicalresearch.org/.