Join us During the Month of August to Support #CuresNOW

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Join us During the Month of August to Support #CuresNOW

Congress needs to get the Cures legislation across the finish line in September. Join the Save Lives. Support Cures. advocacy initiative throughout August to show strong support for finding cures and modernizing our nation’s research and innovation ecosystem. Follow, engage, and connect your Cures message using the hashtag #CuresNOW.

There are several easy ways to join the initiative this month: 

  • Send a #CuresNOW tweet via Twitter directly to House and Senate members. 
  • Call your representatives and urge them to support this lifesaving act Friday of each week in August
  • Send a message to House and Senate members to get the Cures bill across the finish line.
  • Sign up for the #CuresNOW Thunderclap campaign on or before August 24
  • Check out our Twibbon to add a #CuresNOW banner to your Facebook profile picture, and more!

Need a refresher on the Cures legislation? Read the House 21st Century Cures Bill section by section summary here and the Senate Health Committee press release on the progress of the companion legislation here

Each week in August we will highlight different aspects of the discovery, development and delivery continuum. 

This week's theme is Discovery!

Basic research is truly the foundation for all of our nation’s scientific advances. In the discovery phase, scientists conduct experiments to better understand how the natural world and human body work, with an eye toward applying that knowledge to improving, protecting and restoring human health.

In the area of "discovery," we hope the final Cures package invests in science and innovation, spurs the future of research by supporting young investigators, reduces administrative burdens, harnesses big data and expands knowledge in areas related to the following initiatives: precision medicine, BRAIN, antibiotic resistance and cancer moonshot.

Take Action!

  • Send social media messages about the importance of basic science research and use the hashtag #CuresNOW. Need some inspiration? Check out Research!America's Twitter engagement page.
  • Are you a basic researcher? Tell us about your research and help us motivate others to join you in this fight. Share your story here

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The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient