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Referred in House (09/08/1993)

[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[S.J. Res. 125 Referred in House (RFH)]

  1st Session
S. J. RES. 125



                           September 8, 1993

       Referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

       Designating September 1993 as ``Childhood Cancer Month''.

Whereas according to the National Cancer Institute, 8,000 children will be 
        diagnosed with cancer this year, and only 70 percent of these children 
        will survive;
Whereas dramatic progress has been made in the early diagnosis and treatment of 
        cancer and, as a result, young cancer victims and their families no 
        longer need to relinquish their dreams for the future;
Whereas despite such encouraging progress, cancer deaths continue to be the 
        leading cause of death by disease among children between the ages of 1 
        and 14;
Whereas families facing the specter of childhood cancer need the best possible 
        medical care and emotional support that can be provided;
Whereas brothers and sisters of young cancer patients need special consideration 
        both at home and at school;
Whereas young cancer patients need financial help, understanding and compassion, 
        and the opportunity to express and pursue the dreams that are the 
        hallmark of their childhood;
Whereas recognition should be given to the dedication and hard work of 
        scientists, health care professionals and volunteers who are working to 
        overcome childhood cancer, to assist its victims and to express 
        admiration and support for the courageous youngsters and parents who 
        struggle with this disease; and
Whereas many private organizations and government agencies throughout the United 
        States are working to meet the needs of children with cancer (including 
        The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer 
        Society, the Leukemia Society of America, and The Ronald McDonald 
        Houses) and are helping parents and children to cope with this 
        tremendous problem: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That September 1993 is 
designated as ``Childhood Cancer Month'', and the President is 
authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the 
people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate 
programs, ceremonies, and activities.

            Passed the Senate August 6 (legislative day, June 30), 


                                             WALTER J. STEWART,