RAMOS, EVANS & QUIJANO BILLS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR NEW JERSEYANS TO HELP CANCER RESEARCH & CHILDREN CONTINUE ADVANCING

(TRENTON) – Assembly Democratic legislation to create new funds to benefit cancer research the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey through voluntary contributions on the state’s corporate and personal income tax returns continues advancing.
Under the bills, taxpayers would have the option to contribute to any of these new funds through a check-off box to be included on New Jersey’s corporate and personal income tax returns each year.
One measure (A-1505) would establish the “New Jersey Colon Cancer Research Fund.”
“Education, prevention and early detection are key factors in controlling colorectal cancer,” said Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D-Hudson). “If caught early, nine times out of ten patients can beat back this disease.”
“Giving people an opportunity to engage in the fight against colon cancer directly through their income tax returns will greatly increase the reDests available for desperately needed and potentially life-saving research,” said Assemblywoman Elease Evans (D-Passaic/Bergen). “Every dollar donated will get us closer to a cure.”
This bill was recently approved 74-0 by the Assembly.
The other bill (A-3267) would establish the “Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey Fund.” It was recently approved 75-0 by the Assembly.
“The Boys and Girls Club provide a safe, educational environment for disadvantaged youth in the otherwise unsupervised hours before and after school,” said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union). “Giving these kids a viable alternative to drug and gang violence is a worthy cause that deserves an easy option to support.”
This bill is also sponsored by Ramos.