Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is essential to the happiness and well-being of the Commonwealth’s families and communities; and

WHEREAS, childhood cancer affects one out of every 15,000 of our country’s young people each and every year, and one in five of those diagnosed does not survive; and

WHEREAS, this tragic disease is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15; and

WHEREAS, when a child is diagnosed with cancer, it devastates their family, and the unexpected costs of treatment can be overwhelming; and

WHEREAS, the determination and bravery with which these children fight their battles against cancer should be recognized and commended by all; and

WHEREAS, it is vital that those affected by childhood cancer have access to quality, affordable care, and that research of all forms of childhood cancer continues to be vigorously supported;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 2014 as CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.