This week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the White House are negotiating a possible deal on federal spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to go into effect on January 2, 2013. If they fail to reach an agreement, across-the-board spending cuts will devastate federal funding for cancer research and early detection. These automatic cuts, called sequestration, will lead to decreases for discretionary programs—including almost $16.6 billion in healthcare related costs such as Medicare, research funding, education and public health programs. We must act to prevent funding cuts for these essential programs. Help us tell Congress that across-the-board cuts will decimate cancer programs and have minimal impact on the federal deficit.
Join FORCE, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Komen for the Cure and others in taking action. Share your story and tell your elected officials that cuts to breast and ovarian cancer funding will have an adverse impact on the nation’s ability to make progress in conquering these deadly diseases...