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WHEREAS, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) affects between 200 and 400 children in the United States each year; and

WHEREAS, brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children according to the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation; and

WHEREAS, DIPG is the second most common malignant brain tumor found in children and the leading cause of childhood death due to brain tumors; and

WHEREAS, prognosis has not improved for children with DIPG in more than 35 years, but new medical technology and research offer hope for treatments for children afflicted with this disease; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is pleased to help increase public awareness of this deadly childhood cancer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 17, 2018 as

 Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske