Fighting Cancer and Right to Try

Cancer Roundtable at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

MACC Fund Commemorates 40 Years

Ron visits the MACC Fund Center at Children's Hospital

Sen. Johnson recently particiapted in a roundtable discussion at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to recognize the advancements made in fighting childhood cancer and what is next in research. The event also recognized the leadership of the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, founded 40 years ago.

“I was honored to be a part of the MACC Fund and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin roundtable,” Sen. Johnson said. “As a Wisconsin father of three, I have long admired the MACC Fund and the incredible work of Children’s Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. A team at Children’s Hospital saved my daughter's life 32 years ago — an everyday task for this team of dedicated professionals -- but a medical miracle for my family.  It's a miracle we will always be grateful for.

“Now, as a U.S. senator, I have the chance to highlight and review the progress, challenges and opportunities in pediatric cancer research. This roundtable was a natural extension of that. Children deserve the best chance we can give them. I am thankful to have a part in supporting families struggling with the unfathomable burden of childhood cancer and in supporting research that brings hope.”

Right to Try 

Sen. Johnson to Announce Legislation Today

Sen. Johnson, chairman of  the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will introduce his Right To Try legislation today, Tuesday, May 10. His bill will ensure that terminally ill patients, their doctors, and pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to administer investigational treatments where no alternative exists.

7-year old Jordan McLinn and his mom Laura will be in attendance for the introduction.  Jordan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy just a few months before his fourth birthday.  The McLinn's testified before Sen. Johnson's committee earlier this year, urging the passage of a right to try bill, allowing terminally ill patients access to drugs not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration to save their own lives.

Video of the Week

Sen. Johnson Visits Oconomowoc High School 

Watch the video here. 

A student at Oconomonowoc High School invited Sen. Johnson to speak to her AP Government class. The students asked questions about what it's like to be a senator and if the voting age should change for primary elections. 

17th Annual National Charter Schools Week

Sen. Johnson was proud to be one of the co-sponsors of a bill commemorating the 17th annual National Charter Schools Week, which was celebrated May 1- May 7.  Nearly 3 million students in America attend charter schools.  

Ron Visits Pewaukee Business 

Sen. Johnson recently visited G.A. Larson, a distributor of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products headquartered in Pewaukee.  Company president Scott Larson gave the senator a tour and they chatted with employees.  It was also Take Your Daughter to Work Week, so the senator got to met Larson's daughter,  Silvia, as well. Thanks for the hospitality G.A. Larson!

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