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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Applauds Call for Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer Research in Tonight’s State of the Union
(February 5, 2019) – Washington, DC – St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, released the following statement from Danielle Leach, Senior Director of Advocacy and Government Relations for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, regarding President Trump’s call for increased funding for childhood cancer research and support in tonight’s State of the Union address.
“As the nation’s largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick’s Foundation recognizes how the President’s pledge to include an increased funding request for childhood cancer research in his next budget underscores that winning the fight against childhood cancer is a national child health priority. We were also pleased that President and Mrs. Trump chose to invite a survivor of childhood cancer, Grace Eline,¬ as a special guest for tonight’s address. Grace’s cancer experience represents and inspires families like mine who have cared for and continue to care for pediatric cancer patients. We encourage Congress to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion with the Executive Branch and government agencies to prioritize increased pediatric cancer research funding in the next federal budget.”
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.