SENATE RESOLUTION 116--DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 26, 2013, AS ``NATIONAL PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER AWARENESS DAY''
(Senate - April 25, 2013)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 116--DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 26, 2013, AS ``NATIONAL 
                 PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER AWARENESS DAY''

  Mrs. FISCHER (for herself and Ms. Klobuchar) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 116

       Whereas pediatric brain cancer, although rare, is the 
     leading cause of cancer deaths among children and poses 
     substantial health and developmental problems for an average 
     of 3,000 child patients and their families in the United 
     States each year;
       Whereas children with brain cancer receive treatment at 
     various types of medical establishments, including pediatric 
     hospitals, pediatric oncology centers, and adult cancer 
     facilities;
       Whereas the parents, siblings, and families of children 
     with brain cancer face unique difficulties, including 
     ensuring the continuing education and development of children 
     undergoing intensive surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and 
     treatment;
       Whereas children with brain cancer courageously face 
     significant psychological, emotional, and social challenges 
     due to their illness and the amount of time spent at 
     treatment facilities away from their families, classmates, 
     and friends;
       Whereas a number of organizations, including the Team Jack 
     Legacy Fund, in partnership with CureSearch for Children's 
     Cancer, have worked diligently to raise awareness, encourage 
     diagnosis, and find an ultimate cure to pediatric brain 
     cancer; and
       Whereas, on April 6, 2013, 7-year-old pediatric brain 
     cancer patient Jack Hoffman joined the lineup of the 
     University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team for its 
     spring football game, wearing football pads and a number 22 
     jersey, and ran 69 yards to score a touchdown in front of 
     more than 60,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, 
     Nebraska, touching the hearts of millions of Americans and 
     raising awareness of pediatric brain cancer: Now, therefore, 
     be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates September 26, 2013 as ``National Pediatric 
     Brain Cancer Awareness Day''; and
       (2) commends--
       (A) children battling brain cancer, and their families and 
     friends, for their courage and perseverance;
       (B) organizations, including the Team Jack Legacy Fund and 
     the University of Nebraska, that raise awareness and 
     encourage the accurate and early diagnosis of the rare but 
     devastating disease of pediatric brain cancer; and
       (C) the researchers, scientists, and healthcare providers 
     who are dedicated to treating and finding a cure for 
     pediatric brain cancer.

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