78th Texas Legislature, Fourth Called Session, House Concurrent Resolution 8 Page: 1 of 3
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H.C.R. No. 8
HOUSE CONCURRENT RE SOLUTION
1 WHEREAS, Blood-related cancers currently afflict more than
2 7...00,000 Americans, and an estimated 110,000.new cases are diagnosed
3 each year; and
4 WHEREAS, In 2004 alone, an estimated 60,500 men, women, and
5 children in the United States will die from leukemia, lymphoma, and
6 myeloma, and leukemias are the leading fatal cancers in young men
7 and women under the age of 20; and
8 WHEREAS, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is dedicated to
9 the eradication of these blood-related cancers through research
10 efforts and to the improvement of the quality of life of the many
11 Americans who suffer f.rom these diseases;.to. that end, patients and
12 their families in Texas benefit greatly from the care and services
13 offered by the society's office in Houston; and
14 WHEREAS, Committed to the search for cures and the support of
15 treatment in the Lone. Star State, the Texas House of
16 Representatives and. Senate encourage private : efforts to increase
17 research funding and to facilitate education programs that address
18 these diseases; and
1.9 WHEREAS, The State of Texas joins with the Leukemia and
2-:0 Lymphoma Society in its mission to enhance the understanding of
21 blood-related cancers, .to support the provision of quality care and
22 treatment to those individuals suffering from those diseases, and
23 to encourage the funding of research programs aimed at finding a
24 cure; now, therefore, be it
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Fourth Called Session, House Concurrent Resolution 8, legislative document, June 7, 2004; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158041/m1/1/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.