Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and a group of colleagues joined Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in introducing a bipartisan resolution to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time for us to honor the strength of the children who have fought the unthinkable. Together, we celebrate survivors of childhood cancer, honor their families, and remember those who are no longer with us.”Senator Josh Hawley
“Last year during an event in West Virginia, Nick Spence, a student and survivor of childhood cancer, approached me with the great idea to dedicate September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Shortly after, I led my colleagues in introducing a resolution to do just that. This year, we are reintroducing the resolution to ensure that September is dedicated to childhood cancer and raising awareness about this terrible battle many of our children face every day. I am incredibly proud of Nick for standing up for this important cause and look forward to the Senate passing our bipartisan resolution,” said Senator Manchin.
Additional cosponsors on this resolution include Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Shelley Capito (R-W.Va.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).