3 Proclamation – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015
Meeting Date August 18, 2015
Agenda Item #3
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AGENDA ITEM: Proclamation – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015. MEETING DATE: August 18, 2015
PREPARED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager
The Mayor proclaim September 2015 as Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Livingston.
The American Cancer Fund for Children, Inc., Steven Firestein, Volunteer Director, has requested the City issue a Proclamation recognizing September 2015 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Livingston. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in our country today. This tragic disease is detected in nearly 15,000 of our young people each and every year.
Mr. Firestein and his organization will continue to coordinate activities including the organization’s popular Courageous Kid Recognition Program and other hospital functions at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital among other facilities.
No fiscal impact to the City.
Proclamation recognizing September 2015 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Livingston.
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARNESS MONTH
WHEREAS , the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection report cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15. This tragic disease is detected in nearly 15,000 of our country’s young people each and every year.
WHEREAS, one in five of our nation’s children loses his or her battle with cancer. Many infants, children and teens will suffer from long-term effects of comprehensive treatment, including secondary cancers; and
WHEREAS , founded over twenty years ago by Steven Firestein, a member of the philanthropic Max Factor cosmetics family, the American Cancer Fund for Children, Inc. and Kids Cancer Connection, Inc. are dedicated to helping these children and their families; and
WHEREAS , the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection provide a variety of vital patient psychosocial services to children undergoing cancer treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, as well as participating hospitals throughout the country, thereby enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families; and
WHEREAS , the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection also sponsor Courageous Kid Recognition Award ceremonies, community get well cards and hospital celebrations in honor of a child’s determination and bravery to fight the battle against childhood cancer.
NOW, THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED that I, Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2015, as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and urge all residents to join me in observing this important event.