President Biden says his "Cancer Moonshot" initiative is one of the reasons why he ran for president. President Biden’s eldest son, Beau Biden, died from brain cancer in 2015. The passing of his son from cancer is a common thread in motivating him throughout his presidency and why the Cancer Moonshot program is so important to the president. He also echoes his previous statements of finding a need to unite Americans on a common ground and overcome the immense divides of the country today.
BIDEN: “I give you my word as a Biden. This Cancer Moonshot is one of the reasons why I ran for president. It's part of my unity agenda that I laid out in my State of the Union Address, to rally the American people to work together because we know this, cancer does not discriminate red and blue, it doesn't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat, beating cancer is something we can do together and that's why I'm here today.”