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WHEREAS, Lymphoma Awareness and Action Day in Nevada is a day set aside from the rest to raise awareness for the severity and commonality of the blood cancer lymphoma; and

WHEREAS, lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer within the United States. According to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, there are over one hundred distinct subtypes, and a new diagnosis occurs every five minutes; and

WHEREAS, in Nevada over 16,000 people have been diagnosed with lymphoma since 2014 according to the American Cancer Society, with over 3,000 of those diagnosed being children ranging from newborn to nineteen years of age; and

WHEREAS, a lymphoma diagnosis at a young age has a major impact on an individual’s development, both physically and mentally, but does not affect one’s ability to take on the disease; and

WHEREAS, currently those fighting lymphoma have newer treatment options such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy and immunotherapy; and

WHEREAS, the medical community is positioned to lead the charge against this disease by encouraging research on lymphoma to find better detection methods, as well as improved treatment, and recovery techniques; and

WHEREAS, those impacted by lymphoma can access resources and support available through the Lymphoma Research Foundation, as well as find support in their community from groups such as the Nevada Cancer Coalition; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada encourages a rise in awareness of Lymphoma and stands in support of survivors and those currently fighting the disease;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 5, 2022, as

LYMPHOMA AWARENESS AND ACTION DAY 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 1st day of March, 2022

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