Meghan McCain promotes July 17 as #GBMday to raise awareness of father's cancer

Meghan McCain promotes July 17 as #GBMday to raise awareness of father's cancer
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Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies' MORE, co-host of "The View," tweeted Wednesday about Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Day.

Her father, former Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainConservative activist wins contest to represent New Hampshire at Republican National Convention Schiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial Martha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter MORE (R-Ariz.), died of the brain cancer last year.


"Today is the first time July 17th is being declared GBM Awareness Day. It will be this day from today on forward," she wrote. "We commit to fighting the evil cancer Glioblastoma and finding a cure for those who have been taken from us too soon." 

McCain also discussed the disease on "The View," and her mother Cindy McCain appeared in the audience. 

The co-host called GBM “a really horrific cancer that we are obviously all committed to fighting.”

In June, the Senate agreed to a bipartisan resolution to designate July 17 Glioblastoma Awareness Day. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president MORE (R-S.C.), known for his close friendship with John McCain, and had three Democratic and two Republican co-sponsors. 

Graham also tweeted about GBM on Wednesday, writing, "Tragically, glioblastoma has taken the lives of too many across the country, including those of our close former colleagues Sen. John McCain and Sen. Ted Kennedy."