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Head to the Hill Advocacy Day

Head to the Hill is the National Brain Tumor Society’s signature advocacy event. This annual event takes place in Washington, D.C., in May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Head to the Hill empowers patients with a brain tumor and care partners to advocate for change.

Participants are encouraged to share their personal stories and raise awareness of the critical issues and priorities of the brain tumor community. We advocate for the federal government to make strategic investments in brain tumor research, improve health care delivery, reduce health disparities, and raise the priority level for our community’s urgent needs.

Head to the Hill 2022

More than 335 participants, representing 48 states, virtually met with their congressional representatives to advocate for increased federal funding for brain tumor research and urge policymakers to address the critical issues affecting the brain tumor community.

History of Head to the Hill

Head to the Hill began in 2011 with 31 advocates going to Capitol Hill to share their stories with members of Congress. It has grown into the National Brain Tumor Society’s marquee advocacy event with hundreds of advocates joining us each year to make their voices heard and motivate policymakers to take action for the brain tumor community. Whether in person or virtually, advocates join us for the first time or return each year to urge government officials to pass policies that support our vision of conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all.

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