2007 -- H 6515

Enacted 06/12/07



H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N





     Introduced By: Representatives Naughton, Crowley, McNamara, Church, and McCauley

     Date Introduced: June 12, 2007



     WHEREAS, Blood cancers currently afflict more than 785,800 Americans with an

estimated 118,300 new cases diagnosed each year; and

     WHEREAS, Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will kill an estimated 60,000 people in

the United States this year; and

     WHEREAS, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, through voluntary contributions, is

dedicated to finding cures for these diseases through research efforts and the support for those

that suffer from them; and

     WHEREAS, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society maintains an office in Cranston to

support patients with these diseases and their family members; and

     WHEREAS, The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is similarly

committed to the eradication of those diseases and supports the treatment of its citizens that suffer

from them; and

     WHEREAS, The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations encourages private

efforts to enhance research funding and education programs that address these diseases; now,

therefore be it

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

Providence Plantations hereby joins with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in designating the

month of September, 2007 as Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month to enhance

the understanding of blood related cancers, and to encourage participation in voluntary activities

to support education programs and the funding of research programs to find a cure for them; and

be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Cranston office of the Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society.