CF Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of March on the Hill

Feb. 25 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's signature advocacy event, March on the Hill. Nearly 75 advocates will come together in Washington, D.C. to meet with their elected officials on behalf of their loved ones, who are living with cystic fibrosis.

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Representing 34 states, volunteers will attend as many as 200 meetings throughout the day to speak with members of Congress and their staff about policies that impact the cystic fibrosis community. Specifically, they will highlight the ways that elected officials can help advance treatments and improve the quality of life for people with the disease. Advocates will also ask their members to support greater funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Both agencies play a crucial role in the development of new, specialized treatments and therapies for people with cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will present Legislative Champion Awards to Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for their hard work in advancing the Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act in 2015 and for their ongoing support of the cystic fibrosis community.

"It is truly remarkable to look back on the progress the CF community has made since our first March on the Hill in 2007," said Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "We are extremely grateful for the passion and hard work of our volunteer advocates and look forward to many more years of working together to make sure that all people with CF have access to the care and treatments they need to live long, healthy lives."

To learn more about March on the Hill, please visit our CF Community Blog and read a recent post by Mary Dwight, senior vice president for policy and patient assistance programs at the CF Foundation.

For more information on how you can get involved in CF Foundation advocacy initiatives contact us at publicpolicy@cff.org.

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