Jul 22 2020

Graham, Sinema Applaud Passage of Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) today made this statement on the passage of their Senate Resolution designating July 22, 2020 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.

“Glioblastoma is a devastating brain disease that has taken the lives of two of my very close friends and colleagues, Ted Kennedy and my dearest friend John McCain,” said Senator Graham. “To honor their lives and the lives of those currently battling glioblastoma, this resolution shines a light on this terrible disease and urges collaboration between brain tumor researchers so we can eradicate this cancer. I want to thank Senators Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, Elizabeth Warren, and Ed Markey for their efforts on passing this resolution. We are committed to combating and defeating this terrible disease.”

“Senator John McCain is my hero and his leadership is a constant inspiration to all Arizonans,” said Senator Sinema. “Our resolution honors him, his family, and all Americans battling this disease, and advances new treatments for glioblastoma and all brain cancers.”

The resolution:

  • Designates July 22, 2020 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
  • Encourages increased public awareness of glioblastoma.
  • Honors the individuals who have lost their lives to glioblastoma, a devastating disease, or are currently living with it.
  • Supports efforts to develop better treatments for glioblastoma that will improve the long-term prognosis of individuals diagnosed with glioblastoma.
  • Expresses its support for the individuals who are battling brain tumors, as well as the families, friends, and caregivers of those individuals.
  • Urges a collaborative approach to brain tumor research, which is a promising means of advancing the understanding and treatment of glioblastoma.