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Leading Stem Cell Coalition Launches New Website
To Assist Patient Advocacy Efforts
Washington, DC—September 16, 2005—Today the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research—representing over 90 patient groups, universities and scientific societies—announced the launch of its new website geared to assist patients, family members, scientists, and CAMR-member organizations with stem cell and cloning advocacy efforts. CAMR has led the charge to support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and led the efforts to ensure therapeutic cloning research is not banned in the U.S.
“As we approach an historic stem cell vote in the Senate, perhaps as early as this Fall, we want to ensure that our grassroots and member organizations have access to the latest information on stem cell research news, and are empowered to contact their Members of Congress to make their voices heard,” said Daniel Perry, President of CAMR.
CAMR’s website, www.camradvocacy.org, includes three easy to navigate sections: Who We Are, What’s New, and Advocacy. The site includes position papers from member organizations, the latest news articles and papers on stem cell and cloning research, federal and state legislative issues, CAMR press releases, helpful facts and figures, and a detailed section for advocacy efforts including a tutorial of how to conduct grassroots advocacy and tools to find your Members of Congress and local news outlets.
“Providing the best and most reliable information on stem cell research and regenerative medicine is the goal of our newly redesigned website. With knowledge of stem cell facts, the American people can better separate the myths surrounding this issue, from the reality of the science,” added Perry.
The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR)—the leading pro-cures coalition—is comprised of nationally-recognized patient organizations, universities, scientific societies, foundations, and individuals with life-threatening illnesses and disorders, advocating for the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in regenerative medicine - including stem cell research and somatic cell nuclear transfer - in order to cure disease and alleviate suffering. For more information on CAMR, visit the website: www.camradvocacy.org