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National Brain Tumor Society invites you to join us on May 8 – 9 for Head to the Hill 2017, our annual Washington, D.C. – based advocacy event.

This annual event has become a powerful vehicle to ensure the voice of the brain tumor community is being heard on Capitol Hill. We hope you will be able to share this experience with us in 2017!

May 8-9, 2017

Monday, May 8
Advocacy Training
Hilton Crystal City
Arlington, VA
7 AM – 4 PM
Ependymoma Awareness Day Butterfly Release – 5 PM
Head to the Hill Advocate Reception to follow

Tuesday, May 9
Congressional Visits
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
8 AM – 6 PM
Breakfast at hotel prior to departing for Capitol Hill begins at 7 AM

During this two-day event, you will:

  • Learn about key public policy issues facing the brain tumor community
  • Speak with congressional leaders to raise awareness of the issues, needs, and priorities of the brain tumor community
  • Meet other brain tumor advocates from across the United States
  • Hear from interesting speakers on the importance of brain tumor advocacy and using your voice for positive change
  • Interact with National Brain Tumor Society staff
  • Celebrate National Brain Tumor Awareness Month by taking action
  • Participate in Ependymoma Awareness Day with a live butterfly release
  • Make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of Americans living with a brain tumor

Your participation in these meetings will help policymakers better understand the critical and urgent needs of this community and the policies that are vital to ensuring availability of treatments, increased scientific research, and the discovery of a cure.

Frequently Asked Questions, providing more information and answers, can be found here. Travel and Hotel information can be found at this link.

Did you know the Race for Hope-DC takes place on Sunday, May 7? Make a weekend of your trip to DC for Head to the Hill, and join thousands of other members of the brain tumor community for this inspiring event, which raises funds for brain tumor research. Learn more about the event and sign up for the Head to the Hill team here!

Additional questions? Contact Kacey Troy at advocacy@braintumor.org or 520 762 4544.

See our 2016 Head to the Hill recap here