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Governor Steve Sisolak Signs Proclamation Declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
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Governor Steve Sisolak Signs Proclamation Declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

(Reno, NV) – Governor Steve Sisolak signed a proclamation declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) worked with organizations in southern Nevada, the Nevada Cancer Coalition, Candlelighters and Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, to achieve this state proclamation.

“Support on a national, state and local level is crucial to helping children battling cancer in Nevada” said NNCCF Executive Director Shirley Folkins-Roberts. “Our state has embraced the fight of these brave children and this declaration is a large step in helping families fight this terrible disease.”

Nationally, one out of 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20 and approximately 44 children in northern Nevada are diagnosed each year.

This state declaration was accompanied by two additional local government declarations in Nevada signed by the City of Reno mayor, Hillary Schieve, and City of Fallon mayor, Ken Tedford.

Hundreds of non-profit organizations at the local and national level are helping support a cure for childhood cancer. NNCCF has collaborated with the national Children’s Oncology Group to increase funding for childhood cancer research, and hosts an annual event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is the largest private funder of pediatric cancer research.

To find out more information or read the state proclamation, visit nvchildrenscancer.org/proclamation

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The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only non-profit in the region solely dedicated to helping local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. NNCCF’s programs and services include the Family Assistance Fund, Inspire survivorship program, Hope for the Holidays program and emotional support through end-of-treatment celebrations and family activities. For more information, call (775) 825-0888, visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org or follow on social media @NVKidsCancer.


Proclamation signed by Governor Sisolak:

State of Nevada
Executive Department
A Proclamation by the Governor

WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death for children around the world, and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 – 19 years are diagnosed with cancer each year; and
WHEREAS, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, each year in the United States, nearly 15,550 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer, and in 2017, 158 children living in Nevada were diagnosed with cancer; and
WHEREAS, a child cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis and a tremendous emotional burden for the family and child to bear: and
WHEREAS, the Silver State recognizes and thanks organizations across the state that have provided emotional support, as well as direct financial assistance, to local families to ease their emotional and financial burdens; and
WHEREAS, educating Nevadans about childhood cancer is essential to generating federal and private funding of childhood cancer research; and
WHEREAS, Childhood Cancer Awareness month provides an opportunity to educate our communities and raise awareness about Childhood Cancer, and the international symbol of childhood cancer is the gold ribbon;

Now, therefore, I, Steve Sisolak, Governor of the state of Nevada, do hereby proclaim September as
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Nevada


Proclamation signed by Mayor Schieve:

Office of the Mayor
City of Reno
Proclamation

WHEREAS, childhood cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of our nation’s children; and
WHEREAS, nationally one out of 285 Children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20; and
WHEREAS, due to awareness and research 84 percent of children will survive a cancer diagnosis; and
WHEREAS, in northern Nevada approximately 44 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and approximately 120 children each year are fighting cancer and are in treatment; and
WHEREAS, in 20 years the Northern Nevada children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF0 has provided over 5.3 million dollars in direct financial assistance to local families to ease the tremendous emotional and financial burden for the family; and
WHEREAS, Northern Nevada has embraced the fight of these brave children and provided support and assistance to families burdened by this horrible disease; and
WHEREAS, NNCCF is committed to raising awareness of childhood cancer in northern Nevada during the month of September and throughout the year,

Now, therefore, I, Hillary Schieve, Mayor of the City of Reno, Nevada, do hereby proclaim
The month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Proclamation signed by Mayor Tedford:

Office of the Mayor
City of Fallon
Proclamation

WHEREAS, childhood cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of our nation’s children; and
WHEREAS, nationally one out of 285 Children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20; and
WHEREAS, in northern Nevada approximately 44 children are diagnosed with cancer each year; and
WHEREAS, due to awareness and research 84 percent of children will survive a cancer diagnosis; and
WHEREAS, in northern Nevada approximately 120 children each year are fighting cancer and are in treatment; and
WHEREAS, in 20 years the Northern Nevada children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF0 has provided over 5.3 million dollars in direct financial assistance to local families to ease the tremendous emotional and financial burden for the family; and
WHEREAS, the international symbol of childhood cancer is the gold ribbon; and
WHEREAS, northern Nevada has embraced the fight of these brave children and provided support and assistance to families burdened by this horrible disease; and
WHEREAS, NNCCF is committed to raising awareness of childhood cancer in northern NEvada during the month of September and throughout the year,

Now, therefore, I, Ken Tedford, Mayor of the City of Fallon, Nevada, do hereby proclaim the month of September as:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month





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