Debbie Knight

Taking it to the streets

In research issue(s) on August 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

Full-page ad in today's The Columbus Dispatch -- back page of Section A

This full-page ad, calling for the public’s help for research funding, was in this morning’s newspaper.

The words (in case you can’t read them) from the Cancer Action Network:

“Federal funding is helping researchers at cancer centers like The James Cancer Center discover new treatments. But if Congress cuts funding and research stops promising new treatments may never reach patients. With 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, we can’t afford to have our investments go to waste.

Text RESEARCH to 30644 to join us in urging Congress to protect our cancer research funding and save lives.”

Although this ad is clearly aimed at gaining support for cancer research, it will be interesting to see if this prompt will prod the general public into action. Scientific researchers — of any kind, not just of the cancer variety —  needs everyone’s help to keep research going!

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