Annette Leslie, Executive Director of the Carson Leslie Foundation and a Four Square Clobbers Cancer blogger, has served on The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Childhood Cancer Advisory Council since 2010 and couldn’t be more Texas Proud!
Annette explained to 4-Square, “CPRIT has deeply listened to the pleas of our Childhood Cancer Advisory Council by moving to action and funding over $17,988,088 specifically for childhood cancer research.
This investment is a whopping 31% of the funds during this investment cycle that are directed toward childhood cancer research. And this is in addition to the $3,200,000 called, The Carson Leslie Research Grants for Pediatric Brain cancer that are now a year into their 3 year study.
Leslie addressed CPRIT’s Oversight Committee recently stating, “Our committee is so grateful CPRIT has heeded our pleas and has moved to action to make childhood cancer a priority. She challenged the Oversight committee to think about it this way,“After CPRIT has carefully invested the 3 billion they’re charged with and the books are closed, CPRIT will have a legacy; I hope that legacy will be the change for childhood cancer patients. not only in Texas but across our whole planet.”
Bill Rice, Chairman of CPRIT’s Oversight committee recently stated, “CPRIT’s grant support is intended to vastly accelerate progress for prevention and research of rare and hard-to-treat cancers, including pediatric and adolescent cancers. We hope the awards will help provide the impetus for Texas to become a global leader in childhood cancer research.”
Annette couldn’t be more Texas proud and humbly honored to be smack dab in the middle of directing millions and millons towards childhood cancer research.
If we had nine more states like Texas, we would match the entire amount that the National Cancer Institute is spending on Childhood Cancer research today!
Author: Joe Baber