Assemblymember Dababneh Declares September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills) presented a resolution on the Assembly Floor today to promote awareness of childhood cancer that unfortunately, affects so many of California’s youth.
Assemblymember Dababneh’s resolution, known as Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 127, proclaims the month of September 2017 as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” and urges the Legislature to support efforts to find cures for, and achieve prevention of, childhood cancer.
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children from infancy to 15 years old. It is detected in more than 16,000 of our country’s young people each and every year. The children and families impacted by a diagnosis of cancer require the support of many.
“This resolution is personal for me because of my experience when I volunteered at the pediatric cancer unit at Loma Linda University Medical Center,” said Assemblymember Dababneh. “Raising awareness of childhood cancer provides an impetus towards research for a cure, providing necessary resources and psychosocial services for these children and their families.”
ACR 127 is supported by the Kids Cancer Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles. “Many thanks to the Assembly for passing ACR 127,” said Kids Cancer Connection founder, Steven Firestein. “On behalf of the children of Kids Cancer Connection and all children who have been diagnosed with cancer, your support means a great deal. Your actions today speak to these children and families and let them know that they are not alone in their battle against childhood cancer. You have truly enriched the lives of these resilient children.”