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File #: 21-0061R    Version: 0 Name: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2021
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Title: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month For the purpose of declaring September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, honoring the children whose lives have been lost to cancer, offering condolences to the families of those children, celebrating survivors, and advocating for more research on the prevention and treatment of pediatric cancer.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos
Indexes: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Attachments: 1. 21-0061R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
For the purpose of declaring September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, honoring the children whose lives have been lost to cancer, offering condolences to the families of those children, celebrating survivors, and advocating for more research on the prevention and treatment of pediatric cancer.
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In September 2019, Congress passed a resolution making September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Childhood Cancer Association, 1 in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20 years old. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in American children. The causes of most pediatric cancers are unknown and likely not preventable. Each year, an estimated 15,780 children aged 0-19 in the United States alone will be diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer. Approximately 40,000 American children are in active treatment at any given time.

Only 4% of all cancer research dollars are spent to cure cancer in children. The Children’s Cancer Foundation, located here in Maryland, estimates that less money is spent on pediatric cancer research for than on the production of 1 major motion picture. Since 1980, hundreds of cancer drugs have been approved for adults, but only 12 have been approved for use in children, and only 3 have bee...

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