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Congressman Ralph Norman of South Carolina introduced the Fighting Cancer in Children Act in honor and recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on Friday.
It is estimated 400,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year across the world. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, cancer remains the number one cause of “death by disease” among children in the United States.
Funding for the Fighting Cancer in Children Act
will be fully offset. This legislation will transfer $30 million from the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health, and those funds will be directed to pediatric cancer research, awareness, and survivorship through the Public Health Service Act.
Norman issued the following statement:
“Perhaps the most helpless feeling a parent can experience is watching their child suffer through illness. Fighting pediatric cancer is a critical endeavor, and I aim to make sure we support this type research in a fiscally responsible manner.”