On behalf of States
United for Biomedical Research, we are writing to ask you and your
students to participate in The Living Proof Project, an exciting new
web-based intergenerational awareness campaign designed to build
understanding of the people, the process and the promise of biomedical
research. Through compelling personal stories, Living Proof presents a
vibrant history of the impact biomedical research has made in our lives.
Developed by States
United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) Living Proof presents stories of hope and
possibility from every perspective--patient, family member, neighbor,
scientist, physician and friend.
Attached, you will
find a PDF file of a lesson plan for 7th and 8th graders in which we (a)
introduce the concept of Living Proof and (b) provide the basic
materials for a meaningful exploration of the biomedical issues that
each of us inevitably faces. In our experience, an academic
investigation into diseases and treatments is so much more meaningful
when it has been preceded by an in-person interview with someone who has
dealt with--or is dealing with--diseases ranging from arthritis, asthma
and cancer to diabetes, leukemia, and ulcers.
We hope you will join
teachers and students across America who are contributing important
stories to The Living Proof project. Stories will be posted on our
and photos of the interviewers and the interviewees are encouraged!
Please send stories and photos to: