Senator Bert Johnson Resolution Passes; Establishes Cancer Prevention Day
S.R. 104 Passes with Bipartisan Cosponsors
LANSING - Yesterday the state Senate passed Senate Resolution 104 to establish February 4th, 2012 as “Cancer Prevention Day” in Michigan.
“I’m proud Michigan has joined Virginia in establishing a Cancer Prevention Day and that work is being done in all 50 states to increase awareness,” Johnson said. “The data and statistics are sobering to say the least. Cancer is an indiscriminate killer.”
In 2010, approximately 55,660 new cancer cases were diagnosed in the state of Michigan. By the end of 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,596,670 new cases will be diagnosed across the country. And more than 1,500 cancer-related deaths per day are expected throughout this year for a total of about 571,950.
“This is an issue that has touched the lives of nearly everybody,” Sen. Johnson said. “Raising awareness and increasing prevention is the best way we can complement the work being done by scientists, doctors and researchers to combat this deadly disease.”