Letter From the President – ACKC Campaign for Research Funding 2012

Letter from Jay Bitkower, President


ACKC is starting our 9th annual campaign to have the US Congress appropriate funding for kidney cancer research at the Department of Defense (DoD). Since 2006, when, as a result of our lobbying, Congress recognized kidney cancer as eligible for research grants, over $5 million has been awarded to researchers by the DoD – click here to see the researchers and their projects. This year, we are once again requesting$15 million of dedicated kidney cancer research funds and we need your help to ask your Congressmen and Senators to sign their name to the Dear Colleague letter that is being circulated to them requesting the $15 million appropriation.

You can do this very simply by clicking on this link Send a Letter.  We have a sample letter on our website that you can modify, if you wish. Also be sure to encourage your friends and family members to send letters as well. Our representatives are always more responsive when they receive a lot of mail from their constituents.  It is up to all of us to do our part to get funding for kidney cancer research!