Ron DeSantis Increases Cancer Research Budget to $100 Million

Ron DeSantis Increases Cancer Research Budget to $100 Million

Ron DeSantis Cancer Decision Takes Fans by Surprise

(UnitedVoice.com) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and his family had a scary experience recently. After a recent breast cancer diagnosis, Casey DeSantis, the governor’s wife, successfully underwent treatment. The first lady of the Sunshine State survived, and now, her husband wants to help other families.

On May 17, DeSantis announced the approval of $100 million for cancer care and research in Florida’s Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget, increasing the allocation by $37 million over the current budget. In a press release, the governor said cancer is Florida’s leading cause of death and made it clear the state will “continue to support those fighting the deadly disease.”

The funding will pay for cancer centers to continue high-quality patient care and important research toward hopefully finding a cure for the insidious disease that’s taken so many lives.

First Lady DeSantis also spoke about the funding. She said she is very “proud” her husband could secure the funding necessary to help “cancer patients, their families, and the facilities that serve them.” Mrs. DeSantis pointed out how crucial it is for doctors to detect cancer early to give patients the best chance of survival.

Do you think other states should follow the lead of Governor DeSantis and spend more money on cancer research?

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