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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 133 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/133 new)
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
May 17th of each year is designated as Diffuse
Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day. Brain tumors are
the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children, and
DIPG is a highly aggressive brain tumor that affects roughly
300 children a year in the United States. DIPG Awareness Day is
to be observed throughout the State as a day to encourage the
people of Illinois to help increase public awareness of this
particularly aggressive form of cancer affecting children.