In-District Visits

Email advocacy@conqueringchd.org today, to let us know YOU want to participate in in district visits!

 

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There has been a lot of talk in the media, lately, about raising money for research.  It certainly sends a very powerful message when millions of people come together to raise research funds for a cause.

We need you to send a message to Congress about Congenital Heart Defect research funding.

The Federal Government is the largest funding source for CHD research:

  • The National Institutes of Health supports 10’s of millions of dollars, including supporting the Pediatric Heart Network for research.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently have $2.9 Million allocated for CHD data collection
  • The Department of Defense has $200M in research funding that CHD research projects can apply for.

But, this pales in comparison to what it could be.

We challenge you, not to dump ice on your head, but to take a moment and meet with your legislators at their home offices while they are home, working in district, during the month of October.

Participating is simple:

First, email advocacy@conqueringchd.org to let us know you want to participate in an in-district meeting and we will walk you through the process, answering any questions you may have along the way.

Then, check out these great online resources that can help.  You’ll find tools to help you prepare for your visit, create personal cards to leave behind and printable materials to share with your legislators.

If you are not quite sure you are up for the challenge, feel free to email advocacy@conqueringchd.org for more information.

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