Advocacy Day 2015 Results

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Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our advocates around the country, National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day and the National Call-in were an incredible success!

Here are the highlights:

  • We had in-person meetings with all 100 Senate offices and over 260 House offices.
  • Approximately 600 advocates from all 50 states attended Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
  • Over 2,200 phone calls were placed to Congress during the National Call-in from volunteers across the country.
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Many members of Congress expressed support for maintaining the FY 2015 funding level of $50 million for the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program and continuing to include pancreatic cancer in the program.
  • Following Advocacy Day, almost 60 U.S. representatives co-sponsored the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would put the NIH on a path toward sustainable long-term growth.

Members of Congress also heeded our call to join the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers, and there are now 40 members on the caucus! Click below to see if any legislators from your state have joined.


You can view many of the photos taken at this year’s Advocacy Day here.

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