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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Statement on the State of the Union Address

February 7, 2023

LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2023) – The St. Baldricks’ Foundation issues the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on February 7, 2023:  

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants, thanks President Biden for his ongoing commitment to cancer research, as outlined in tonight’s State of the Union Address.  

Approximately 1 in 263 kids in the United States will have cancer before they turn 20, and 1 in 5 kids with cancer in the United States ultimately will not survive. Key initiatives like the newly reauthorized Childhood Cancer STAR Act, Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, and Cancer Moonshot – and consistent investments in these programs – are transforming the childhood cancer research, care, and patient navigation landscape to give new hope to kids fighting cancer and childhood cancer survivors.  

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Administration and Congress to conquer kids’ cancer and end cancer as we know it. 

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation 

Every 2 minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. In the U.S., 1 in 5 will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants, is on a mission to Conquer Kids’ Cancer by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you don’t just give to one hospital – you support virtually every institution with the expertise to treat kids with cancer across the U.S. St. Baldrick’s ensures that children fighting cancer now — and those diagnosed in the future — will have access to the most cutting-edge treatment, by supporting every stage of research, from new ideas in the lab to the training of the next generation of researchers, to lifesaving clinical trials. Visit and help #ConquerKidsCancer.