Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry regarding the passage of HJR 90:

Wednesday, May 09, 2007  •  Press Release

“For too long cancer has destroyed not only the lives of those who develop this insidious and often incurable disease, but also the lives of family and friends who bear witness to the debilitating effects of cancer. The action taken by the House today holds hope for millions of cancer sufferers that some day, perhaps over the next decade, the cure for cancer will be found by researchers working in Texas.

“Combining our existing resources with substantial funding to support ongoing research projects and bring leading scientists to our state, will put Texas on the path to becoming the world’s foremost leader in cancer research.

“Finding a cure for cancer is a noble goal, but I believe we can find a cure for cancer, and we will.

“Today’s vote brings us one step closer to forever changing the way we view this disease. I thank Representative Jim Keffer and other members who supported this effort for investing in a future of hope.”

Details of HJR 90 can be found at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=80R&Bill=HJR90.

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