Advocate by State

Working with over 41,000 advocates across all 50 states, our Advocacy program is a thriving, active community focused on raising awareness with policymakers about the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Use the tools below to learn more about our Advocacy program, explore events, and find brain tumor facts for your state.

  1. State Lead Advocate Program

    State Lead Advocates are a distinct set of highly engaged individuals that work hard to recruit and motivate other advocates. Each State Lead serves as a mentor and leader within their community, meets with elected officials both on the state and federal level, and brings our shared voices to the fight. Learn more about this program and this year’s class of State Lead Advocates.

  2. Advocacy Events

    Our annual advocacy day, Head to the Hill, takes place each spring and brings advocates from around the country together to let Congress know that the brain tumor community is united and fighting back through public policy. Learn more about this event and others.

    Every August, advocates across the United States join together to schedule and attend In-District Congressional meetings during Congress’ August Recess. Learn how you can participate in this annual event in your state by reading through our August Recess Toolkit. Email advocacy@braintumor.org for more information.

  3. State-Specific Brain Tumor Facts

    Today an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and more than 79,000 others will be diagnosed this year. We think it’s important for you to know the facts about brain tumors in your state. Learn more.

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