Act Now: In 26 Days, the NIH will lose $2.5 billion.

You’ve been hearing a lot from us about the potentially devastating impact of planned budget cuts on medical research. In recent weeks, thousands of advocates – including those from the Parkinson’s community – have told Members of Congress that we need to protect research funding against across-the-board-cuts.

We’re gaining traction, but we’re not done. The fact remains that unless Congress acts, in less than a month, years’ worth of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and 33,000 jobs will be lost.

Why This Matters:
The NIH is the largest funder of Parkinson’s research in the world. In Fiscal Year 2011, the NIH funded $151 million in Parkinson’s-related research. Across-the-board cuts slated to take effect January 2 will strip the NIH of $2.5 billion, halting years of promising research.

What You Can Do:
Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them that we need their action TODAY.

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