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Introduced in House (12/13/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 494

Expressing support for designation of the first Tuesday in June as National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 13, 2011

Mr. Dold (for himself, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Gardner, and Mr. Huizenga of Michigan) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of the first Tuesday in June as National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

Whereas it is estimated that 1,596,670 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011;

Whereas the lifetime probability of a female developing cancer is 1 in 3 and the lifetime probability of a male developing cancer is 1 in 2;

Whereas a cancer survivor is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life;

Whereas the National Cancer Institute reports that there are nearly 12,000,000 cancer survivors in the United States;

Whereas cancer treatments can have severe, prolonged, or permanent side effects, both physical and psychological;

Whereas men, women, and children all have been diagnosed with and battled cancer;

Whereas this body recognizes the importance of support for all men, women, and children cancer survivors and the positive impact support has for both patients and families;

Whereas Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day is a purely volunteer event where thousands of volunteers from the spa, beauty, and related industries freely give their support and services to all cancer survivors;

Whereas Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day has expanded to over 600 salons in all 50 States since its inception in 2003;

Whereas Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day is recognized by both State and local governments;

Whereas Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day is the only event of its kind, with no solicitation of funds either before, during, or after the event; and

Whereas the first Tuesday in June would be an appropriate date to designate as National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports the designation of National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.