May 5th, 2017: We just received this message from Cancer Action Network:
That was incredible!
Congress just approved this year’s budget and it includes a big INCREASE for medical research funding.
You helped make this happen.
It was only six weeks ago that we told you about a proposal to cut medical research funding by $1 billion.
But then, you changed everything. An overwhelming response by ACS CAN volunteers stopped that proposal in its tracks.
For you Kristen , I know it all comes back to your One Degree from cancer. It was just over two years ago that we launched the One Degree campaign to make cancer research a top priority.
You shared your One Degree and took action. In doing so, you helped lay the groundwork in Congress for this incredible victory.
Join us in thanking the members of Congress who stood up and supported medical research funding. It only takes one minute using our easy action form.
It won’t be long until Congress starts debating next year’s budget. But today, we’re celebrating this incredible effort by you – our volunteers – and the impactful outcome of your work.
Thank you for all you do,
Korinne Moore Berenson
Director, Grassroots Campaigns