At the American Heart Association, one of our key priorities is to help protect and support the life-saving heart and stroke research done at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We share statistics and facts about the people who are impacted – and the lives that are saved – through medical research.
But as a You’re the Cure advocate, you know that medical research is about more than just numbers. It’s about the lives forever impacted by research. Whether you are a survivor who is alive today because of a procedure, device, or medication discovered through research, or a researcher on the front lines of discovering innovate ways to treat and prevent these costly diseases, your story can make a real difference as Congress considers cuts to NIH funding.
This summer, we’re planning to knock on the office doors of our elected officials – in Washington, D.C., and at home – to deliver personalized You’re the Cure scrapbooks that show just how crucial support for medical research is. But first we need to pack the scrapbooks with stories of the real people who can help bring the facts to life– stories like yours.
Your story can be a powerful tool in influencing elected officials as they make critical decisions about medical research funding. Take a moment to share it today.