More than 150 Advocates Storm Capitol Hill
“It was amazing to share with others who know what it is like to go through the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. So much easier to open up and be candid about my concerns/fears…[The Summit has] inspired me to do more…Knowing that in a weird way, that my diagnosis with prostate cancer is going to help others.” – David Pieper
Last week more than 150 advocates from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for ZERO’s Annual Advocacy Summit and descended on Capitol Hill for more than 125 meetings with elected officials about increased prostate cancer research funding.
“This was my first Summit and I was really unsure what I was getting into. I knew I was going to ask for 90 Million and discuss the USPTF…but I didn’t know the way it would change me. I left with new people in my life that are incredible, a renewed passion, a renewed faith in people. It truly was a life changing few days.” – Rhonda Morris
During the Summit, attendees also engaged in a day of educational programming, including updates from our Medical Advisory Board, breakout sessions ranging from advocating in your local community to nutrition and exercise, and a presentation from Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force about what the future recommendations on the PSA could mean for prostate cancer diagnosis.
You can also check out a Storify highlights and pictures from this year’s Summit here.