LIBERTYVILLE -- State Representative Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) has been appointed to serve on the Childhood Cancer Research Board by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.
"As many already know, child health and safety are two issues particularly important to me," said Sauer. "We have several organizations leading the fight to bring an end to childhood cancer here in Illinois and I looked forward to working with my colleagues on the board to support their life-saving work."
As the name indicates, the Childhood Cancer Research Board reviews grant applications for the purpose of conducting research to combat childhood cancer. In consultation with the Department of Public Health, funding is appropriated through the Childhood Cancer Research Fund to support public and not-for-profit organizations engaged in research. The Childhood Cancer Research Fund, like other special research funds maintained by the state, is primarily funded by voluntary charitable contributions Illinois residents can elect to donate through their state income tax return.
Sauer is one of eleven members of the board which includes the Director of the Department of Public Health and qualified medical professionals who are experts in pediatric cancer. For additional information about the Childhood Cancer Research Board, visit: https://www.illinois.gov/sites/bac/SitePages/AppointmentsDetail.aspx?BCID=725.
Residents may also visit www.RepNickSauer.com or contact Rep. Sauer's office at (847) 984-2485 with questions or concerns regarding this or any other state issue.