PRINTER'S NO. 49
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
11
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY MARTIN, MENSCH, VOGEL, BARTOLOTTA, BROOKS,
SCAVELLO, YAW, REGAN, LANGERHOLC, J. WARD, PHILLIPS-HILL,
ROBINSON, YUDICHAK, SANTARSIERO, KANE AND FONTANA,
JANUARY 20, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, JANUARY 20, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing February 15, 2021, as "International Childhood
Cancer Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, "International Childhood Cancer Day" increases
awareness of children fighting pediatric cancer across the
globe; and
WHEREAS, "International Childhood Cancer Day" honors those
children who lost their battle with cancer; and
WHEREAS, Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among
children; and
WHEREAS, According to the "International Childhood Cancer
Day" organization, a child battling pediatric cancer dies every
three minutes; and
WHEREAS, The rate of children diagnosed with cancer has
increased since the 1970s; and
WHEREAS, The most recent data provided by the International
Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that the incidence of
childhood cancer increased to 215,000 cases annually; and
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WHEREAS, The number of pediatric cancer cases is likely
higher than what is currently reported due to the lack of
registries in countries across the globe; and
WHEREAS, Some sources suggest the annual incidence rate has
climbed to more than 300,000 cases of pediatric cancer annually;
and
WHEREAS, Children from impoverished countries lack access to
medicines and treatment that could save their lives; and
WHEREAS, The five-year survival rate among children diagnosed
with cancer is approximately 80%; and
WHEREAS, The survival rate depends heavily on the type of
cancer and other factors; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize February 15, 2021, as
"International Childhood Cancer Day" in Pennsylvania.
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