Cancer Funds Funneled to Abbott Donors
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) was supposed to provide funding for cancer research. But soon after its implementation, the multi-billion dollar entity was awarding grants to donors of Rick Perry and Greg Abbott without the proper review. Scientists resigned in protest, and an investigation into the activities of the fund has since resulted in a felony indictment.
Greg Abbott, as the state's Attorney General, was tasked with serving as a watchdog for this cancer research fund. But he never attended a board meeting - and took no action when cancer research dollars were funneled to his donors.
In a video released by the Progress Texas PAC, cancer survivors share their thoughts of betrayal on this matter. Take a moment and watch the video and then share it with your networks.
It's unclear if Abbott was ok with cancer research fund activities, but it is clear that he never showed up to see for himself.