Tuesday, May 27, 2008

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day


CureSearch is pleased to let you know that on May 22 the US Senate passed S. Res 563, the "National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Resolution". This Resolution was introduced by Senator Wayne Allard of CO and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of NY and passed by unanimous consent of the Senate. We are grateful to the two Senators for their recognition of the need to eliminate childhood cancer. Below is the announcement from Senator Allard's office.


Senate Passes Allard-Clinton
‘National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day' Resolution

Washington, D.C. - September 13, 2008 will now be recognized as "National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" as a result of a Senate resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).

"Never before in history has the dream of eliminating childhood cancer been so attainable, yet seemed so elusive," said Senator Allard. "We live in a nation where the effectiveness of treatments and technology offer hope to children who dream of a bright future. Each case of childhood cancer is a very personal tragedy that can strike any family with children, at anytime, anywhere. In setting aside September 13th to recognize this battle on cancer, we continue of our efforts to draw attention to the victims of childhood cancer and the great work of the families and organizations who continue the fight."

"We have made tremendous strides in the fight against childhood cancer, but far too many children still suffer and lose their lives to this illness. The more we know as a nation the better able we will be to prevent and treat the disease and help those who are battling and surviving pediatric cancers. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day is an opportunity to reach out to all Americans with the facts about childhood cancer, and this day will be an important symbol of our commitment on all days to find a cure," said Senator Clinton.

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer and the second overall leading cause of death of children in the United States. More than 10,000 children under the age of 15 in the United States are diagnosed with cancer annually.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Scheck family, I have been out of the loop the last two weeks, spending time in Arizona with my sister who is in the hospital. I only "signed up" for a two week stint, and I am totally exhausted. Can't even begin to imagine where you all get your reserve energy....I used mine up by day 12.
Thanx as always, for keeping us posted on how Henry and all of you are doing.
The motorcycle rally looked like alot of fun.
The debate of radiation treatment or not is a difficult one. But Tara and you are loving, intelligent parents, who have researched, and re-researched the information. Whatever decision is the FINAL decision, it will be the right one.
take care nance

Granya said...

Henry's Challenge Readers -

The Red Cross needs blood donors. Be sure to give
if able. Just an hour of your time can help make a difference.

Anonymous said...

HOORAY for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Resolution.

Thank you for letting us all know about this.

Hope you are all doing well! Love reading your blog!

Cousin Susan H.