An Act to encourage awareness
of the need for the early detection
and treatment of brain tumours
Early detection and treatment of brain tumours are vital to survive from this devastating disease. Brain tumours strike people of all ages from newborns to seniors, crossing all economic, social and ethnic boundaries and all walks of life. Brain tumours are the most common cause of solid cancer in children. Brain tumour research, patient and family support services and awareness among the general public are essential to promote early detection and treatment of brain tumours.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Brain Tumour Awareness Month
1. The month of October in each year is proclaimed Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Brain Tumour Awareness Month Act, 2000.
The purpose of the Bill is to promote awareness and detection of brain tumours by proclaiming October, in each year, to be Brain Tumour Awareness Month.