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Baker's 'Cancer Survivors Day' resolution passes off Assembly floor

Bill aims to bring awareness of challenges survivors face

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon), whose district includes Pleasanton, announced Tuesday that her bill, that designates Sunday, June 7, 2015 as California Cancer Survivors Day, has passed off the Assembly Floor.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 62 aims to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors by bringing awareness to the challenges that face survivors at the moment of diagnosis and sometimes persist for years following treatment.

Baker said more people are overcoming this disease due to the many advances in cancer prevention, treatment and follow-up care.

"The fight against cancer is a challenge laden with physical, emotional, and financial hardship. As a cancer survivor myself, and daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I can say with certainty that these hardships are easier to overcome with the support of family and friends, encouragement from the community, and fellowship with other survivors," said Baker. "California Cancer Survivors Day is an opportunity for the community to join together to celebrate those who have survived and to provide inspiration for those recently diagnosed."

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