Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act Funding Update


If you have not seen my earlier post on the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Act (entitled The Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Shill Game), this post is a follow up for that one.

The latest news for 2010 is as follows, according to Cure Search

  • $3 million for the CDC to set up a childhood cancer registry
  • $1 for HHS to provide outreach, resource and program services for children with cancer and their families
  • $1.6 million for pediatric cancer research in the defense appropriation bill (not sure why it is here)
  • $4 extra in the NCI budget for childhood cancer

Summary

$30,000,000 promised
$  9,600,000 delivered (32%)
———————————
$20,400,000 short (68%)

Funding expected to date

$60,000,000 promised
$  9,600,000 delivered (16%)
———————————
$50,400,000 short (84%)

 

I wonder if we will have to have someone in Washington fighting each year to get a small portion of what was promised? If you go back to my earlier post, you see this quote from the appropriations committee:

The National Cancer Institute reports that it is meeting the funding
level identified for pediatric cancer research in the Caroline Pryce
Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008 within its base budget. The
conferees commend NCI for its attention to this issue.

It takes government math to make $4 million equal $26 million (considering the defense appropriation bill was not included at the time the statement was made). And you want to hand over your lives to these people?

Peace and Grace,
Greg

Twitter: @gbworld

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