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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 62
          Author:   Baker (R), et al.
          Amended:  6/2/15 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 6/2/15

           SUBJECT:   California Cancer Survivors Day


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:  This resolution designates Sunday, June 7, 2015, as  
          California Cancer Survivors Day, to coincide with National  
          Cancer Survivors Day.


          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          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 in June.  
             It is a celebration for those who have survived, an  
            inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of  
            support for families, and an outreach to the community.  On  
            National Cancer Survivors Day, thousands gather across the  
            globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that  
            life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and  
            even inspiring.


          2)Due to advances in cancer prevention, early detection,  








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            treatment, and followup care, more people than ever before are  
            surviving the disease.  Nonetheless, surviving cancer can  
            leave a host of problems in its wake.  Physical, emotional,  
            and financial hardships often persist for years after  
            diagnosis and treatment.  Cancer survivors are also at a  
            greater risk for developing second cancers and other health  
            conditions.


          3)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. 


          This resolution designates Sunday, June 7, 2015, as California  
          Cancer Survivors Day, to coincide with National Cancer Survivors  
          Day.


          Prior Legislation


          SCR 111 (Machado, Resolution Chapter 61, Statutes of 2006)  
          proclaimed the first Sunday of June 2006 and in each year  
          thereafter, as California Cancer Survivors Day, to coincide with  
          National Cancer Survivors Day.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/15/15)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/15/15)










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          None received
           
           


          Prepared by: Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          6/15/15 16:17:42


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