A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17-23, 2013 AS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS WEEK
(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17-23, 2013 AS CHILDHOOD 
                         CANCER AWARENESS WEEK

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                         HON. ALAN S. LOWENTHAL

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following proclamation.
  Whereas, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer 
Connection report cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among 
children in the United States. This tragic disease is detected in 
nearly 15,000 of our nation's young people each and every year; and
  Whereas, founded nearly twenty years ago by Steven Firestein, a 
member of the philanthropic Max Factor family, the American Cancer Fund 
for Children, Inc. and sister organization, Kids Cancer Connection, 
Inc. are dedicated to helping these children and their families; and
  Whereas, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer 
Connection provide a variety of vital patient psychosocial services to 
children undergoing cancer treatment at the Los Angeles County-USC 
Medical Center, Mattel Children's Hospital at Ronald Reagan-UCLA 
Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital-Long Beach, as well as 
participating hospitals throughout the country, thereby enhancing the 
quality of life for these children and their families; and
  Whereas, through its uniquely sensitive and comforting Magical Caps 
for Kids program, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer 
Connection distributes thousands of beautifully hand made caps and 
decorated baseball caps to children who want to protect their heads 
following the trauma of chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiation 
treatments; and
  Whereas, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer 
Connection also sponsor nationwide Courageous Kid recognition award 
ceremonies and hospital celebrations in honor of a child's 
determination and bravery to fight the battle against childhood cancer.
  Now therefore, U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal declares the week 
of February 17-23, 2013 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.

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