April 25, 2007

Help Raise Funding - Contact Your Senator!

Urge Your U.S. Senator To Include Critical Funding For Blood Cancer Research In FY 2008

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking increased federal funding for blood cancer research in the next fiscal year. Lend your support by sending an email, letter or fax to your U.S. Senator.

Click here for an easy way to send a quick letter via email!

Since 2001, the DoD cancer research program has funded a chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) project, which has received almost $30 million in federal funding since that time. The DoD research programs have been praised by researchers, advocates and Congress alike, for the outstanding research they have supported and their contribution to a stronger understanding of and improved treatment for a wide range of cancers, including blood-related.

Highlighting the direct relationship between blood cancer research and our nation's defense, the Society and a number of senators and representatives have urged an expansion of DoD's blood cancer research program to include all blood-related cancers with an increase in annual funding level to $10 million.

Call to Action
Call or Email your U.S. Senator TODAY and urge them to add their name to the "Dear Colleague" letter being circulated by Senator Jack Reed in support of an increase in federal funding to $10 million for the blood cancer research program at DoD, as well as an expansion of the program's scope to include all blood-related cancers.

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