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ACR-123 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.(2019-2020)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 123
CHAPTER 173

Relative to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 123, Gabriel. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
This measure would proclaim the month of September 2019 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in California and state the commitment of the Legislature to support efforts to find cures for, and achieve prevention of, childhood cancer.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Cancer is by far the leading cause of death by disease among children in this country; and
WHEREAS, Many children in California are afflicted with cancer, experiencing enormous pain and suffering, and they and their families require extraordinary levels of information and support in their struggles against this disease; and
WHEREAS, Successful prevention and treatment of many types of childhood cancer has not yet been achieved; and
WHEREAS, The prevention and treatment of cancer requires a high level of commitment in order to provide the necessary resources and research; and
WHEREAS, California has many of the world’s finest medical, academic, and commercial institutions, and must continue as a leader in the fight against this terrible disease; and
WHEREAS, Increased public awareness of this major public health problem is a crucial step toward finding solutions; and
WHEREAS, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an important nationwide tool for raising awareness among governmental officials and the public about the nature and scope of this problem; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby recognizes and declares September 2019 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature is committed to supporting efforts to find cures for, and achieve prevention of, childhood cancer; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.