Rep. Ralph Norman Introduces the Fighting Cancer in Children Act in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Washington, D.C., September 2, 2022
Tags: Health Care
On Friday, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) introduced the Fighting Cancer in Children Act in honor and recognition of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
An estimated 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer around the world each year. Here in the United States, cancer remains the number one cause of "death by disease" among children according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization,
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.
Rep. Norman issued the following statement on Friday: “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."