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Head to the Hill – Fall (Virtual)

Building on the momentum of May’s in-person Head to the Hill, September’s virtual Head to the Hill meetings provide advocates with the opportunity to hold effective, meaningful conversations with your members of Congress and their staff. 

Want to advocate for the urgent, unmet needs of the brain tumor community? On September 27, 2023, we invite you to meet virtually with members of Congress to share your stories and persuade representatives to make important decisions that impact our community, from funding research to improving access to specialized brain tumor treatments. NBTS will work with your elected officials to schedule convenient times for your meetings. Whether you are a seasoned advocate or are interested in participating for the first time, we will equip you with the training and materials necessary for successful meetings.

Questions? You can contact our Government Relations & Advocacy Team at

Event Timeline

Wednesday, September 20Live Webinar Training at 6 p.m. ET
Wednesday, September 27Virtual Head to the Hill Meetings (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET)

Logistics & FAQs

  • We will be hosting a virtual training webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. ET. 
  • Please try to attend so your questions can be answered live. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be sent to you shortly after via email.

  • Schedule: You will receive an emailed link with your schedule from Advocacy Associates.
    • Meetings can change last minute on the Hill, so pay close attention to schedule updates on the Advocacy Associates mobile app. Updates will also be texted to your phone.
    • If you are not able to attend, please let us know immediately, as we will be charged for “no-shows.”
    • Bring your 4 x 6 photos of yourself or your loved ones to share on camera in the group screenshot at the end of each of your meetings.

  • For our virtual Hill Day (Sept. 27), if you have an NBTS-provided T-shirt from previous in-person Head to the Hill events, please wear it.
  • If you do not have an NBTS Head to the Hill shirt, please wear a business casual shirt.

  • We will be hosting a wrap-up call for advocates who want to share their experiences, thoughts, ideas, etc., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. ET.
  • A Zoom invite will be sent out shortly before the meeting via email.
  • We will also send out a post-event survey for advocates to provide feedback.

  • The following are the cell phone numbers of staff who can assist you. Staff may also be in and out of meetings, so texting may be best:
    • Natalie Schmidt: (612) 578-9735
    • Kacey Troy Ribnik: (406) 396-5235

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