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          Date of Hearing: May 22, 2015  

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                Richard Gordon, Chair

          ACR 62  
          (Baker) - As Introduced April 29, 2015

          SUBJECT:  California Cancer Survivors Day.

          SUMMARY:  Designates Sunday, June 7, 2015, as California Cancer  
          Survivors Day, to coincide with National Cancer Survivors Day.   
          Specifically, this resolution makes the following legislative  

          1)National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured  
            celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities  
            nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday of June  
            to celebrate those who have survived, an inspiration for those  
            recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and  
            an outreach to the community.

          2)California Cancer Survivors Day provides an opportunity for  
            all people living with a history of cancer, including  
            America's more than 14 million cancer survivors, to connect  
            with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who  
            have supported them along the way.

          3)Due to advances in cancer prevention, early detection,  
            treatment, and follow up care, more people than ever before  


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            are surviving the disease.  Nonetheless, surviving cancer can  
            leave a host of problems from physical, emotional, and  
            financial hardships which often persist for years after  
            diagnosis and treatment.

          4)The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation believes that  
            more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation  
            are needed to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors,  
            both during and after treatment.

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



          None on file


          None on file

          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800


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