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WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death for children around the world, and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 – 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year; and

WHEREAS, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, each year in the United States, nearly 15,550 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer, and in 2017, 158 children living in Nevada were diagnosed with cancer; and

WHEREAS, a child cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis and a tremendous emotional burden for the family and child to bear; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State recognizes and thanks organizations across the state that have provided emotional support, as well as direct financial assistance, to local families to ease their emotional and financial burdens; and

WHEREAS, educating Nevadans about childhood cancer is essential to generating federal and private funding of childhood cancer research; and

WHEREAS, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate our communities and raise awareness about childhood cancer, and the international symbol of childhood cancer is the gold ribbon;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September as

CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of September 2020

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