May 16 2019

Graham Introduces Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today introduced a Senate Resolution designating July 17, 2019 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 Graham.  “This Senate resolution shines a light on this terrible disease.”

The resolution:

  • Designates July 17, 2019 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
  • Increases public awareness of glioblastoma and honors those individuals who have lost their lives to that 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 and expresses its support for those 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 understanding of, and treatment for, glioblastoma.

“I want to thank my cosponsors, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Martha McSally, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and Senator Elizabeth Warren,” concluded Graham.  “We are committed to combating and defeating this terrible disease.”

Click here to watch Graham’s full remarks