In April, President Obama signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act authorizing Congress to allocate additional funding for pediatric cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Congress, however, has not taken the steps needed to unlock the funding for NIH.
Today, December 10, 2014, Funding for the bill was included in the funding package to be passed by Congress.
Congratulations! This is a great example of what we can accomplish working together as a broad coalition.
If you took action by signing-on to our letter reminding congressional leadership to prioritize funding for rare diseases like childhood cancers THANK YOU!!!