Formal Recognition for Brain Tumor Awareness Month

The U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1124 (H.Res. 1124) on May 21, 2008 and officially expressed the sense of the Congress that a National Brain Tumor Awareness Month should be established.

The Resolution was introduced by Representative Janice Schakowsky of Illinois’ Ninth District on April 22, 2008 with 108 cosponsors. It recognizes the work of numerous brain tumor organizations around the United States and establishes such national priorities as protecting research programs at the National Cancer Institute; strengthening brain tumor research program leadership at the National Institutes of Health; and eliminating the current two-year waiting period for Medicare benefits.

You can learn more about Congresswoman Schakowsky at her website (, where you will find contact information if you’d like to thank her for the support she is showing for the brain tumor community.