Call on Congress to Invest in Saving Kids’ Lives
Sign the letter of support to allocate more funding to pediatric cancer research.
The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 (H.R. 623/ S.1523) provides new funds for childhood cancer research — without costing taxpayers a penny. Instead, fines from companies that break the law would be channeled directly to critical medical research.
The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0
This legislation provides a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law.
Since 2014, $88 million has been raised for childhood research through the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. Let’s make sure it doesn’t end there.
The first Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act was signed into law in 2014, authorizing $12.6 million in annual funds for childhood disease research through Fiscal Year 2023.
Since the original law was enacted, Kids First has made progress towards understanding childhood cancer and disease, such as initiating the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource Center—a comprehensive data resource for research and patient communities meant to advance discoveries. But this law is set to “sunset” soon, making this investment in kids history.
The Gabriella Miller Kids First 2.0 Research Act legislation provides a new source of funding for the program, which is expected to be exponentially larger and does not have an end date. Introduced by Virginia-10 Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), the bipartisan bill has received co-sponsorship support by more than 40 Representatives and 7 Senators.
Let’s Convince Congress
To “Stop Talking and Start Doing”
This bill is named in honor of Gabriella Miller, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and passed away in 2013 at age 10. Two weeks before she died, Gabriella called upon our elected officials to “stop talking and start doing.” Her mother, childhood cancer activist Ellyn Miller, continues Gabriella’s call to this day.
Join more 1,200 advocates and over 250 organizations (including Bridge To A Cure Foundation) covering all 50 states who have signed this letter of support by Ellyn Miller to fund collaborative research and save kids’ lives.