BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The White House announced on Wednesday that President Biden will be bound for Boston the following week, with plans to speak on cancer research and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law he signed into effect last year.
The president will arrive to Massachusetts on Monday, September 12, to deliver a speech at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on "Cancer Moonshot," a program President Biden originally launched in 2016 as Vice President, and then reignited in February of this year as Commander-in-Chief. The renewed goal of the program aims to reduce the death rate of from cancer by at least half over the next 25 years, with the hope to eventually end cancer as a whole. According to government officials, the National Cancer Institute has already invested $1 billion in Moonshot to support hundreds of cancer research programs across the nation.
His remarks will come on the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "Moonshot" speech, where he famously said "we choose to go to the moon" in relation to the space race of the 1960's.
Prior to his speech at the museum, the Biden administration says the president will speak on the "unprecedented investments" into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.