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Childhood Cancer Awareness, September 2014
Board of County Commissioners
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PROCLAMATION <br />"Childbood Cancer Awareness Month" <br />September 2014 <br />WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection report cancer is the <br />leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15. This tragic disease is <br />detected in more than 15,000 of our country's young people each and every year. <br />WHEREAS, one in five of our nation's children loses his or her battle with cancer. Many infants, <br />children and teens will suffer from long-term effects of comprehensive treatment, including secondary <br />cancers; and <br />WHEREAS, founded over twenty years ago by Steven Firestein, a member of the philanthropic Max <br />Factor family, the American Cancer Fund for Children, Inc. and Kids Cancer Connection, Inc. are <br />dedicated to helping these children and their families; and <br />WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection provide a variety of <br />vital patient psychosocial services to children undergoing cancer treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital, <br />Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, as well as <br />participating hospitals throughout the country, thereby enhancing the quality of life for these children and <br />their families; and <br />WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection also sponsor <br />Courageous Kid Recognition Award ceremonies and hospital celebrations in honor of a child's <br />determination and bravery to fight the battle against childhood cancer. <br />NOW, THEREFORE the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners do hereby proclaim September 2014 <br />as <br />CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH <br />in Kittitas County, and urge all citizens to join us in this special observance. <br />Proclaimed this 191h day of August, 2014. <br />fie- rj-M k ) <br />.Julie Kjorsvik, derk of the Board <br />, WASHINGTON <br />Chairman <br />Obie O'Brien, Commissioner <br />
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