13-R291

2013 -- S 0956

Enacted 05/22/13

 

 

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

PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MAY, 2013, TO BE "BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS

MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

     

     

     Introduced By: Senators Goodwin, Paiva Weed, Ottiano, and Nesselbush

     Date Introduced: May 22, 2013

 

 

     WHEREAS, Each year, doctors find a brain tumor in over 200 Rhode Islanders and a

spine tumor in even more patients.  In 2013, across the country, close to 70,000 new primary

brain tumor diagnoses will be made. Approximately 4,200 new malignant and non-malignant

brain tumor diagnoses are expected to occur in children; and

     WHEREAS, Brain tumors may be malignant or benign, but can be life-threatening in

either case and diagnosis and treatment are often complicated by the fact that more than 120

different types of brain tumors exist; and

     WHEREAS, There is a significant need for greater awareness of brain and spine tumors

on the part of the public, including awareness of symptoms and warning signs, treatment options,

research needs, and public policy implications; and

     WHEREAS, In 2008, the Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation was founded

by Dr. Prakash Sampath in the City of Providence; and

     WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation strives to increase the

publicís knowledge about brain and spine injury; and

     WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation takes an active role in

providing educational opportunities for patients and clinicians in our state and acts as a liaison

between the Rhode Island community and the national associations for brain and spine tumor

research; and

     WHEREAS, In order to improve the quality of life for patients, the Foundation provides

social support initiatives for those individuals who are battling brain tumors, as well as for the

families, friends, and caregivers of those who are affected by a neuro-oncological disease; and

     WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation inspires people to

reveal the challenges they have faced in their own lives and to express how they overcome them. 

Sharing these stories of survival helps to inspire others to triumph over their challenges and to

live fuller lives; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby applauds the commitment that the Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor Foundation has

demonstrated and proudly proclaims the month of May, 2013, to be "Brain Tumor Awareness

Month"; and be it further

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

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Rhode Island Brain & Spine Tumor

Foundation. 

     

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