Brain Tumor Awareness Month Proclamations
As a way to further raise awareness and complement our national efforts, this Spring we asked advocates to join with #NBTS to request proclamations from their governors officially declaring May 2020 as #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth in their home states. #BTSM
We were thrilled to have advocates from nearly all 50 states participate in this effort! And while it was a challenging year for state governments to process such requests, we’re happy to now share that a number of states were able to successfully pass #BTAM resolutions!
Long-time AZ-based advocate Pati, with the Arizona proclamation
Mississippi advocate, Chris Smith, with the Mississippi proclamation
New Mexico advocate Jennifer Landman and her son Sam with the New Mexico proclamation
Here is advocate Holly Richard and her family in North Carolina with their State Proclamation
North Dakota advocate Brenda Kleinsasser with her state’s proclamation
Other State Proclamations:
NBTS 2020 Legislative Agenda
f you haven’t already, there’s no better time than now to familiarize (or re-familiarize) yourself with NBTS’s 2020 Legislative Agenda to prepare for opportunities to take action and advocate to Congress for our priorities during important points in the legislative calendar and process in the weeks and months ahead.
Head to the Hill 2020
On May 4, 2020, more than 1,300 brain tumor advocates flooded Congress with 4,567 messages asking for increased funding for brain tumor research. It was our largest Head to the Hill event ever.
So, while we certainly missed being able to see everyone in person, this year’s event remained profoundly impactful. The brain tumor community, with its full commitment and resolve on display, turned up in droves to take action by emailing and tweeting their members of Congress.
Follow the link below to read more and see some of the sights and sounds from what was an inspiring and moving show of strength from the brain tumor community.
Stay tuned for opportunities to take action with us this Spring!