Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kids First Research Act

   Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will be voted on by the House of Representatives.  It takes the money raised from donations to presidential campaigns on income tax forms and uses it for research of various pediatric diseases, including cancer, autism and diabetes.  It would allocate $126 million over the next ten years.
    The act is named after Gabriella Miller, who died October 26th after an 11 month battle with an inoperable brain tumor at age 10.
   Consider calling your state representative to ask them for their support of the bill (HR2019).  Here is a list of representatives who sponsor or support the bill: http://4sqclobberscancer.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/113th-congress-hr2019-lists-11162013.pdf.

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