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CTF Goes to Washington

By March 19, 2015February 28th, 2024Advocacy

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is up on the Hill this week, meeting with members of Congress to advocate for continued federal support of funding for neurofibromatosis research.

President and Chief Scientific Officer Annette Bakker met with Representative Steve Womack (R-Ark), one of CTF’s supporters on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.









Dr. Bakker also met with Rep. Pete Visclosky, Rep. Tom Graves and Rep. Tim Ryan’s offices to continue advocating for federal NF research funding.

Rep. Visclosky (D-IN) is the Ranking Member of the US House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense. From left to right: Joe DeVooght, Deputy Chief of Staff; Dr. Annette Bakker; and Isaac Bell, Defense Fellow.







From Rep. Tom Graves’ (R-GA) office, Annette is pictured with Rebecca Anderson, Legislative Assistant on Health.










From Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH) office, Annette is pictured with Felix Castro, Defense Fellow.










To read more about the advocacy efforts and priorities of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, click here.