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(126th General Assembly)
(House Bill Number 36)
To enact section 5.2230 of the Revised Code to designate September as "Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month."
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 5.2230 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5.2230. The month of September is designated as "Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month" to enhance the understanding of blood cancers and encourage participation in voluntary activities that support education programs, services to patients, and the funding of research programs to find cures.
SECTION 2. It is the intent of the General Assembly in enacting section 5.2230 of the Revised Code to increase public awareness and understanding of blood cancers.
The members of the 126th General Assembly feel that it is vitally important that the State of Ohio join with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in formally designating September as Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Awareness Month. Blood cancers affect many thousands of Americans each year. Ohio is committed to the eradication of these diseases and supports the treatment of its citizens who suffer from them. The state encourages private efforts to enhance research funding, education programs, and patient services that address these diseases.