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Introduced in House (02/03/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 538

Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2012, as National Cancer Prevention Day.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 3, 2012

Mr. Israel (for himself, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Costa, Mr. Payne, Mr. Levin, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Speier, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Turner of New York, Mr. Polis, Mr. Cohen, and Ms. Bordallo) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2012, as National Cancer Prevention Day.

Whereas National Cancer Prevention Day is a day to remind us that when looking at cancer we need to look at prevention and reducing risks for human health and the environment;

Whereas when we work to prevent cancer risks, it impacts human health, the environment, and the economy;

Whereas cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world and has touched the lives of nearly everyone, either directly or indirectly;

Whereas the disease is the cause of nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States;

Whereas by the end of 2011, 1,596,670 new cases were diagnosed across the United States;

Whereas more than 1,500 cancer-related deaths per day are expected throughout the year for a total of approximately 571,950; and

Whereas February 4, 2012, would be an appropriate date to designate as Cancer Prevention Day: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) supports the designation of National Cancer Prevention Day;

(2) recognizes all efforts to raise the awareness for the reduction of cancer risks; and

(3) recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and wishes to expand knowledge, encourage early detection, and work with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.