Monday, December 2, 2013

Mission Monday: Advocate for Children

Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. We can help them.

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act of 2013 would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to the National Institute of Health to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

We need 200 co-sponsors to make this bill a reality – CLICK HERE see where your Representative stands and send your message below:

"As an advocate with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I want to thank you for signing on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. 

Each year, over 140,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with blood cancers, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all newly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Among them are more than 13,500 children who will face cancer in the coming year -- far too many, especially when we can do something to help them.

That’s why I’m writing to you today to thank you for co-sponsoring the Kids First Research Act of 2013, which will increase funding for pediatric medical research activities administered through the Common Fund at the National Institutes of Health. By turning off the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and instead designating this revenue to expand pediatric disease research, we can get closer to a cure for blood cancers and for many other childhood diseases, all within the current budget.

Thanks again for supporting H.R. 2019."

Thank you for helping us create a world without blood cancers.

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