State Rep. Phil Green has introduced a resolution declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.
Green said approximately 175,000 children age 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. Cancer is also the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for children in the U.S.
“No child should have to take on such a life-altering diagnosis,” said Green, of Millington. “My heart breaks for families affected by childhood cancer.”
The resolution was adopted with overwhelming support. Green and fellow House members showed support for the measure by wearing gold, the universal color for childhood cancer.
PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Green (far right) join welcomes, from left, Connor Dunham, Rob Loney, Sue Loney, Bob Dunham, Arianna Dunham, Denise Dunham, Jenn Dunham and Josh Dunham to the House gallery as he introduces his resolution. The Loneys and Dunhams are family members of Was Dunham who lost his battle with Pleuropulmonary blastoma at age 4.