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Legislation #: 140147 Introduction Date: 2/20/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, SHARP, BROOKS, MARCASON, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, DAVIS, FORD, CIRCO, CURLS, JOHNSON AND TAYLOR
Title: Declaring the month of March 2014 as Myeloma Awareness Month.

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2/20/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/20/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140147

 

Declaring the month of March 2014 as Myeloma Awareness Month.

 

WHEREAS, multiple myeloma (or myeloma), the second most common blood cancer worldwide, is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow and is called “multiple” because the cancer can occur at multiple sites; and

 

WHEREAS, multiple myeloma currently affects more than 100,000 people in the United States, with an estimated 20,000 new cases diagnosed each year and 10,000 losing their battle each year; and

 

WHEREAS, once a disease of the elderly, it is now being found in increasing numbers in people under 65; and

 

WHEREAS, because myeloma is a rare disease there can be a delayed diagnosis, leading to delayed treatment and for this reason an increased awareness of myeloma for clinicians and the general public will lead to earlier diagnosis allowing people to live longer; and

 

WHEREAS, continued investment and innovation is critical to achieve early diagnosis and implement the most effective and safest treatments for myeloma patients; and

 

WHEREAS, although we have seen important advances in the last decade there is still no cure for myeloma; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declared the month of March 2014 as Myeloma Awareness Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dr. John Killip with the Mayor and Council being committed to finding a cure for myeloma and supporting the treatment of its citizens that suffer from myeloma and encourages private efforts to enhance research funding and education programs and encourages all residents to join in participating in voluntary activities to support myeloma education and the funding of research programs to find a cure.

 

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