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Full Text of SB2254  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
5adding Section 133 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 490/133 new)
7    Sec. 133. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
8Awareness Day. May 17th of each year is designated as Diffuse
9Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day. Brain tumors are
10the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children, and
11DIPG is a highly aggressive brain tumor that affects roughly
12300 children a year in the United States. DIPG Awareness Day is
13to be observed throughout the State as a day to encourage the
14people of Illinois to help increase public awareness of this
15particularly aggressive form of cancer affecting children.