Why do you think medical research is important?

Let us know by posting a short video or photo and a brief story on your social media platform, using the hashtag #supportmedicalresearch. You can also take a picture with the downloadable sign below to create your own message.

We will regularly retweet and share your posts on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook) and feature them on our website!

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We invite you to share your story.

Please post on your social media platforms a short video or a photo and a brief story about how research benefited you or a loved one, using #ResearchSavedMe. You can also take a picture with the downloadable sign below to create your own message.

We will regularly retweet and share your posts on our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook) and feature them on our website!

Invite others to participate!

PDK Foundation

PKD Foundation post on Facebook: We are in good company supporting the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation advocating for increased medical research. See our joint sponsorship in USA TODAY. #researchsavedme #endPKD

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Bridge The Gap Syngap Education & Research Foundation 501c3 supports #ResearchSavedMe for #syngap

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Colleen Hagan Gabrish was diagnosed with a dedifferentiated retroperitoneal liposarcoma. Today she is able to say #ResearchSavedMe

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To find out how you could get a t-shirt with Mary Lasker’s quote, please email info@laskerfoundation.org

From the Laureates


We are 123 Lasker Laureates united in support of sustained, robust funding for biomedical research to improve lives and build a healthier world.

Join us in supporting funding for biomedical research.

Bruce Alberts • James Allison • Harvey Alter • Victor Ambros • Porter Anderson • Clay Armstrong • Ralf Bartenschlager • David Baulcombe • Étienne-Émile Baulieu • Aaron Beck • Alim Louis Benabid • Paul Berg • Michael Berridge • J. Michael Bishop • Elizabeth Blackburn • Günter Blobel • Sydney Brenner • Nancy Brinker • Donald Brown • Michael Brown • Roy Calne • Mario Capecchi • Alain Carpentier • Thomas Cech • Pierre Chambon • Aaron Ciechanover • Graeme Clark • John Clements • Stanley N. Cohen • James Darnell • Mahlon DeLong • Vincent DeVita • Peter Doherty • Brian Druker • Stephen Elledge • Akira Endo • Raymond Erikson • Myron Essex • Martin Evans • Ronald Evans • Stanley Falkow • Marc Feldmann • Napoleone Ferrara • Bernard Fisher • William Foege • Emil Freireich • Jeffrey Friedman • Joseph Gall • Robert Gallo • Walter Gilbert • Joseph Goldstein • John Gorman • Emil Gotschlich • Carol Greider • Roger Guillemin • John Gurdon • Franz-Ulrich Hartl • Leland Hartwell • Avram Hershko • Bertil Hille • Ingeborg Hochmair • James Holland • Leroy Hood • Arthur Horwich • Michael Houghton • John Hughes • Alec Jeffreys • William Kaelin • Yuet Wai Kan • Eric Kandel • Mary-Claire King • Nicholas Lydon • Roderick MacKinnon • Ravinder Maini • Tom Maniatis • Barry Marshall • Yoshio Masui • Matthew Meselson • Kazutoshi Mori • Elizabeth Neufeld • Paul Nurse • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard • Donald Pinkel • Congressman John Edward Porter • Stanley Prusiner • Mark Ptashne • Peter Ratcliffe • Charles Rice • Robert Roeder • James Rothman • Gary Ruvkun • Bengt Samuelsson • Charles Sawyers • Andrew Schally • Randy Schekman • Richard Scheller • Gregg Semenza • Phillip Sharp • Michael Sheetz • Solomon Snyder • Michael Sofia • Alfred Sommer • Edwin Southern • James Spudich • Albert Starr • Jack Strominger • Thomas C. Südhof • Jack Szostak • James Till • Susumu Tonegawa • Emil Unanue • Ronald Vale • Eugene Van Scott • Harold Varmus • Alexander Varshavsky • Peter Walter • James Watson • David Weatherall • Nancy Wexler • Blake Wilson • Evelyn Witkin • Shinya Yamanaka • John Ziegler

From Patient Organizations


We are 92 organizations, representing millions of patients, united in support of sustained, robust funding for medical research to save billions of dollars for our nation and build a healthier world.

Join us in supporting funding for medical research.

ACT for NIH: Advancing Cures Today • Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation • Alzheimer’s Association • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation • American Cancer Society  Cancer Action NetworkAmerican Heart Association • American Kidney Fund • American Lung Association • American Lyme Disease Foundation • Arthritis Foundation •  Batten Disease Support and Research AssociationBrain & Behavior Research FoundationBridge the Gap – SYNGAP –Education and Research Foundation • Celiac Disease Foundation • Child Mind Institute • Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation • Chromosome Disorder Outreach • Colon Cancer Alliance for Research & Education for Lynch Syndrome • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation • cureCADASIL • Cure HHT • CurePSP • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation • DeBakey Medical Foundation • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation • Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) • End Blindness by 2020 • Esophageal Cancer Action Network • FasterCures • Fight for Sight • FND Hope • Foundation Fighting Blindness • Foundation for Biomedical Research • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health • Foundation for Prader-Willi Research • FRAXA Research Foundation • Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance – FARA • Friends of Cancer Research • Gastric Cancer Foundation • Genetic Alliance • Glaucoma Research Foundation • Hereditary Disease Foundation • Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) • Huntington’s Disease Society of America • International Biomedical Research Alliance • International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association • International Retinal Research Foundation • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation • Kidney Cancer Association • Lupus Research Alliance • Melanoma Research Alliance • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research • MLD Foundation • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America • National Alliance on Mental Illness • National Aphasia Association • National Cervical Cancer Coalition • National Kidney Foundation • National Multiple Sclerosis Society • National Shingles Foundation • National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation •  National Vulvodynia Association • New York Stem Cell Foundation • Oley Foundation • Parkinson’s Foundation • Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation • PKD Foundation • Preeclampsia Foundation • Prevent Blindness • PSC Partners Seeking a Cure • Pulmonary Hypertension Association • PXE International • Research!America • Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation • Rita Allen Foundation • Sierra Health Foundation • Spina Bifida Association • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation • Stand Up To Cancer • Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation (SADS) • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) • Susan G. Komen • TB Alliance • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance • Usher 1F Collaborative • Usher Syndrome Coalition

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