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After testifying about the need for greater funding for children's cancer research before the Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee with her mother, Laura, Atia Lutarewych, 4, far right, and her friends and relatives get an eyeful of Governor Pat Quinn's office in the State Capitol in Springfield. Atia and her mother are both cancer survivors. They were promoting House Bill 4211, which would allow taxpayers to donate money to The Childhood Cancer Research Fund through a charitable deduction check-off box on their state tax form. Laura Lutarewych testified that childhood cancer receives about 4% of the national cancer research budget. She pointed out that when life spans are taken into consideration, under the current allotment to pediatric cancer research, a childs life is valued at $940 a year, and an adults life is valued at over $10,000 per year.