July 24, 2019
Please attribute this statement to David C. Fleeger, MD, president of
the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and John Carlo, MD, chair of the Texas
Public Health Coalition.
“Please mark your
calendar for Nov. 5 to vote AGAINST cancer and FOR saving Texans’ lives.
Physicians of the Texas Medical Association and members of the Texas Public
Health Coalition urge everyone to VOTE FOR Proposition 6 on the November Texas
ballot to continue to fund the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of
“CPRIT already has saved
countless Texans’ lives, and it both saves and makes Texas millions of dollars
“CPRIT also has made
Texas a world leader in cancer research and has attracted some of the most
brilliant minds to our state, including 159 leading cancer research scientists
and their labs, and 30 biotech companies.
“But more than the
scientific accolades and economic benefits of CPRIT, Texans’ vote for Prop. 6
is about people. No monetary amount can be placed on the mothers, fathers,
grandparents, and children who get to spend one more day with their families
and loved ones while battling cancer. TMA applauds the Texas Legislature for renewing
CPRIT this legislative session and making the fight against cancer a statewide
priority. We urge Texans to vote YES to continue to fund this life-saving work.”
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly
53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has
110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective
since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
TPHC is a coalition of more than 30 health professional organizations and
health-focused organizations dedicated to disease prevention and health
promotion. The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing
effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and
healthy behaviors for all Texas residents.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org
Marcus Cooper (512)
370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org
Last Updated On
July 24, 2019