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Sponsors: Reps. Horne, Harrell, Murphy and Erickson
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Introduced in the House on March 6, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 6, 2013
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 9, 2013
Summary: Bladder Awareness Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/6/2013 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 9) 3/6/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/6/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/21/2013 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 24) 4/9/2013 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 68)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 21, 2013
S. Printed 3/21/13--S.
Read the first time March 6, 2013.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3749) to declare May 2013 as "Bladder Cancer Awareness Month" in South Carolina, to promote understanding of the growing risk of bladder cancer in the United States, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
HARVEY S. PEELER, JR. for Committee.
TO DECLARE MAY 2013 AS "BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING OF THE GROWING RISK OF BLADDER CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES, TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY THE CAUSES AND DEVELOP A CURE FOR THE DISEASE, AND TO COMMEND BOY SCOUT TROOP 2 FROM SUMMERVILLE FOR ITS EFFORTS IN THIS ENDEAVOR.
Whereas, bladder cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the bladder, the internal organ that stores urine, with most bladder cancers presenting as transitional cell carcinomas, beginning in cells that normally make up the inner lining of the bladder; and
Whereas, while the exact cause of bladder cancer is uncertain, several factors may make people more likely to develop it, such as cigarette smoking, exposure to chemicals at work, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and chronic bladder infections; and
Whereas, the National Cancer Institute estimates that in the United States 72,570 new cases of bladder cancer will be reported in 2013 and that 15,210 deaths will result from the disease; and
Whereas, according to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, although bladder cancer is the fifth leading type of cancer and is a growing type of cancer among women, research for the disease receives little support; and
Whereas, this winter in South Carolina, Boy Scout Troop 2 from Summerville completed a fifty-mile hike to raise funds for bladder cancer research and awareness of the disease after Joe Justis, one of the Scouts in the troop, lost his grandmother to the disease; and
Whereas, to underscore the important challenges associated with bladder cancer, the South Carolina General Assembly wishes to recognize May 2013 as "Bladder Cancer Awareness Month" throughout the Palmetto State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, declare May 2013 as "Bladder Cancer Awareness Month" in South Carolina, promote understanding of the growing risk of bladder cancer in the United States, encourage research in the medical community to identify the causes and develop a cure for the disease, and commend Boy Scout Troop 2 from Summerville for its efforts in this endeavor.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Boy Scout Troop 2 of Summerville, South Carolina.
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