Juliana’s Journey Foundation is excited to announce this Monday the State of California will declare September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month in honor of Juliana’s Journey Foundation and all the children that have suffered from this cruel disease. The City of South San Francisco will follow with their own Proclamation at the next Council Meeting.
JFF has been very busy between fundraising efforts to underwrite new clinical trials up at UCSF as well as garnering awareness for childhood cancers. The Foundation Board Members met up with Daly City Mayor David Canepa and Ca. State Assemblymen Kevin Mullin at the meet and greet session at Philz Cofffee Shop in January and were able to share some of their concerns and goals. They were met with encouragement and plans of action.
Immediately Canepa invited JFF to present before the Daly City Council, which they did in March. The Daly City Council and Mayor Canepa made a proclamation declaring May 21st, 2014 as ‘Juliana Peña Day’. This date is also Juliana’s birthday.
Assemblyman Mullin, together with Senator Jerry Hill, and Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steingberg will now make a State Proclamation declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on Monday August 11, 2014 in honor of Juliana’s Journey Foundation. Juliana’s Journey Foundation is inviting the public to attend this event on the State Capital Steps at 10am on Monday.
South City’s Councilwoman Liza Normandy has requested a SSF Proclamation recognizing September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This will be presented at this upcoming Wednesday Council Meeting, August 13th, and accepted by Jesus Peña and Patricia Watson, Juliana’s parents and founders of the Juliana’s Journey Foundation