05-R 219

2005 -- H 6428

Enacted 04/28/05

 

H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N

PROCLAIMING MAY 1 - 7, 2005 AS "BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS WEEK"

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives McNamara, Dennigan, and Trillo

     Date Introduced: April 28, 2005

 

 

     WHEREAS, Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children

under the age of 20, now surpassing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and are the third

leading cause of cancer related deaths in young adults ages 20-39; and

     WHEREAS, Brain tumors can be malignant or benign, and in either case can be life

threatening; and

     WHEREAS, Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion

and movement, their effects can be devastating to brain tumor victims and their families; and

     WHEREAS, Enhancing the quality of life of people with brain tumors requires access to

quality specialty care, clinical trials, follow-up care, and rehabilitative services. Improving the

outlook for adults and children with brain tumors requires research into the causes of and better

treatments of brain tumors; and

     WHEREAS, Only through public awareness will we reduce decades of suffering, and

only through public awareness can a brain tumor research partnership between the public and

private sector drive new therapies and treatment options for these children and adults; and

     WHEREAS, Only through public awareness can we fund programs that would provide

the medical and scientific communities the opportunity to improve outcomes for brain tumor

patients; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby proclaims May 1 7, 2005 as "Brain Tumor Awareness Week."

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