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H.J.Res. 119 (100th): A joint resolution designating the week of April 19, 1987, through April 25, 1987, as “National Minority Cancer Awareness Week”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 21, 1987 (Passed Congress).


101 STAT. 290                     PUBLIC LAW 100-27—APR. 21, 1987
                  Public Law 100-27                     .    L       - -            '     , i .
                  100th Congress
                                               Joint Resolution
 Apr. 21, 1987    Designating the week of April 19,1987, through April 25,1987, as "National Minority
[H.J. Res. 119]                               Cancer Awareness Week".

                  Whereas the month of April each year is designated as National
                    Cancer Month for the purpose of promoting increased awareness
                    of the causes, t3T)es, and treatments of cancer;
                  Whereas the National Cancer Institute has recognized that signifi-
                    cant differences exist in the incidence of cancer and survival rates
                    for cancer patients between minority and economically disadvan-
~                   taged communities in the United States and the population in
                    general;
                  Whereas increased awareness of the causes of cancer and available
                    treatments will help reduce cancer rates among minorities and
                    the economically disadvantaged through preventive measures and
                    will improve survival rates for cancer patients through early
                    diagnosis;
                  Whereas a comprehensive national approach is needed to increase
                    awareness about cancer among minorities and economically dis-
                    advantaged persons, and to encourage health care professionals,
                    researchers, and policy makers to develop solutions to the cancer-
                    related problems unique to these communities; and
                  Whereas focusing public attention on cancer in minority and
                    economically disadvantaged communities during one week so des-
                    ignated will have a positive impact on preventive health care and
                    treatment in these communities: Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of April 19,
                  1987, through April 25, 1987, is designated as "National Minority
                  Cancer Awareness Week", and the President is authorized and
                  requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the
                  United States and all Federal, State, and local government of^cials
                  to observe the week with appropriate programs and activities.
                      Approved April 21, 1987.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 119:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 133 (1987):
                      Apr. 8, considered and passed House.
                      Apr. 9, considered and passed Senate.