Rally Foundation Leads the Charge
Secures $144.4M in New Federal Funding for Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research
“Cancer is the #1 disease killer of this population, yet when it came to the war on cancer, the brave men and women defending our country were being left behind. I realized that the DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program was in the unique position to make a groundbreaking transformation in health- care for our active military and their families and help fill a critical gap by investing in research for cancers that specifically affect this young demographic.” – Dean Crowe, Rally Foundation Founder
Advocate for DOD Medical Research Funding
Rally Foundation leads the charge for funding from DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). In six years, our collective voices have secured $144 million for cancers that affect children, adolescents and young adults resulting in 153 new federally funded research projects.
Each year we must advocate to retain and increase this federal funding. We need your help. Your voice matters.
More Than 86% of the Active Military
FALL WITHIN THE NIH’S DEFINITION FOR AYA: AGES 15-39 YEARS OLD.
Of the 86% of the Active Military, Almost Half
ARE MARRIED AND/OR HAVE CHILDREN
We Have Unknowingly Left the Brave Men and Women Defending Our Country
BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO THE WAR ON CANCER. WITH YOUR HELP, WE ARE CHANGING THAT.
Cancers Being Researched by the DOD Medical Research Program
HAVE AN AVERAGE AGE OF 66 WHEN DIAGNOSED. WITH YOUR HELP, RALLY FOUNDATION HAS LED THE CHARGE FOR THE INCLUSION OF CANCERS IN CHILDREN AND AYA RESULTING IN $144.4 MILLON IN BRAND NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THIS POPULATION.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS
Members of Congress need to hear from you and that childhood cancer research is a priority. You can reach out to your Congressional Members, and it is easier than you think!
Encourage your Congressman to join the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.
Or if they’re already a member, thank them for their dedication and commitment to childhood cancer.
Schedule a meeting with a member of Congress if you’re in Washington, D.C.
Or meet with your member when they are in their district office. Download “How to Schedule a Meeting with a Member of Congress.”
Share your personal story about why childhood cancer research is important to you.
Email your story to [email protected]