Friday, March 6, 2009

A great start

President Obama Includes Funding For Autism In His FY 2010 Budget Proposal
Washington, DC (February 26, 2009) - Today President Barack Obama unveiled a Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal that includes $211 million for the Combating Autism Act (CAA). This is the first year since the passage of the CAA that direct funding for autism has been included in the President’s budget proposal. Passed in 2006, the CAA authorized $920 million in federal funding over five years to fight autism through biomedical and environmental research, surveillance, awareness and early identification.

While reading the act i also caught a glimpse of the following sentence BEGIN THE DOUBLING OF FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH:

The budget includes over $6billion within the National Institutes of Health to support cancer research . This funding is central to the Presidents sustained , multi - year plan to double cancer research. The resources will be committed strategically to have the greatest impact on developing innovative diagnostics, treatments, and cures for cancer. This initiative will build upon the unprecedented $10 billion provided in the Recovery Act, which will support new NIh research in 2009 and 2010!


HOORAY , MAY THIS CONTINUE THE JOURNEY ON THE ROAD TO FINDING THE CURE FOR ALL PEOPLE FIGHTING CANCER AND AUTISM!

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