Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, each year in the United States more than 16,700 children per year are diagnosed with cancer in the United States, about 42 childhood cancer diagnoses each day; and

WHEREAS, in Nevada approximately 230 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and approximately 900 children in Nevada are in active cancer treatment at any given time; and

WHEREAS, approximately one in 264 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before their twentieth birthday with this number increasing each year; and

WHEREAS, although the five-year survival rate for childhood cancers has reached 84 percent, nearly 1,500 American children under the age of nineteen still die each year from cancer, making it the leading killer of children by disease; and

WHEREAS, two thirds that do survive will face at least one chronic health condition later on in life - not limited, but including - heart, liver, lung damage, infertility, secondary cancers and growth deficits; and

WHEREAS, the causes of childhood cancer are largely unknown and more studies are needed to understand which treatments work best for children; and

WHEREAS, cancer treatment for children often must differ from traditional adult treatments to take into account children's developmental needs and other factors - there are more types/variances of childhood cancers than adult cancers; and

WHEREAS, multiple organizations in Nevada and their supporters seek to ease the burden of childhood cancer by providing resources, guidance, and support for children diagnosed with cancer and their families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2021, as

CHILDHOOD CANCER MONTH IN NEVADA

Footer State Seal

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 19th day of August, 2021

Governor's signature