|Posted:||July 7, 2020 09:02 AM|
|From:||Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Light the Night Walk Month (September 2020)|
|Leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma are variations of cancer that can affect the bone marrow, blood cells, the lymph nodes, and other parts of the lymphatic system. Approximately every three minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
In an effort to honor both the survivors of blood cancers and those who have passed, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has coordinated Light the Night Walks in communities throughout the country. Donations gathered from these annual events have aided LLS in providing over $1.3 billion to critical research initiatives aimed at identifying treatments and potential cures for blood cancers. Therefore, I plan to introduce a resolution designating September 2020 as “Light the Night Walk Month” in Pennsylvania.
As stewards of public health, it is the duty of the legislature to bring further awareness of blood cancers and support additional research efforts. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Introduced as HR978