(Assented to November 10, 2016)
WHEREAS cancer is the most common disease-related cause of death among children;
AND WHEREAS approximately 1,400 children across Canada are diagnosed with cancer each year;
AND WHEREAS there is a need to increase awareness of and education about childhood cancer;
AND WHEREAS many organizations in Canada and elsewhere have recognized the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, including the Canadian Cancer Society;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The month of September in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
This Act may be referred to as chapter C98 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.