California Senate Introduces Resolution to Declare October 3, 2018 as 
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day!

Sacramento PictureRialto, CA, Thursday March 8, 2018- – – Fighting 4 The Tatas Breast Cancer Inc., partnered with Senator Connie M. Leyva of the 47th District and drafted State Resolution SCR-97 that will make October 3rd, 2018 the official state wide Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Day!

For the first time in California State history, the deadliest of all Breast Cancers will receive a state-wide platform in order to educate Californians about the severity of this disease, its differences from traditional Breast Cancers and the appropriate responses, treatments and early detection options that are available.

Executives of Fighting 4 The Tatas Breast Cancer Inc. will join California Senators, Dr. Lang from the University of Southern California, other prominent medical professionals, supporters of Fighting 4 The Tatas and Breast Cancer Awareness in general during the upcoming visit to the California Senate on March 15th, 2018, where the official resolution will be voted into action and become a permanent part of Californian history!

Fighting for the Tatas is a Rialto, CA based nonprofit organization that focuses on awareness and education about Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Fighting 4 The Tatas actively provides support and advocacy for existing IBC patients, organizes educational events for the public and medical professionals who have a limited knowledge of this disease and supplies programs to support patients and their loved ones during and after treatment of IBC.

Mrs. Joshlyn Earls is readily available for interviews. Please contact: Joshlyn Earls

California recognizes October 3rd as a State Holiday or State Holiday Observance through a Bill, Senate Resolution SCR-97 – Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Enrolled  May 29, 2018

Passed  IN  Senate  March 15, 2018

Passed  IN  Assembly  May 25, 2018


                                                            Senator Connie Leyva

(Coauthors:  Senator Atkins, Senator Bates, Senator Mitchell, Senator Galgiani and Assembly member Waldron.

Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby declares October 3, 2018, as Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day of 2018, and encourages all Californians to learn about this rare and aggressive type of breast cancer and support all people who are impacted by a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer; and be it further

WHEREAS, Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast; and

WHEREAS, Inflammatory breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen, red, and inflamed, and most inflammatory breast cancers develop from cells that line the milk ducts of the breast and then spread; and

WHEREAS, The symptoms and presentation of inflammatory breast cancer are different from other types of more common breast cancer, and therefore can be more difficult to diagnose, such as it does not present as a lump in most cases and thus can be missed by a routine mammogram; and

WHEREAS, The difficulty and delay of diagnosing inflammatory breast cancer is especially devastating because the cancer progresses rapidly, often in a matter of weeks or months, resulting in many diagnoses at an advanced stage of the cancer; and

WHEREAS, Since inflammatory breast cancer and treatment is incredibly physically disabling, a diagnosis can often mean a patient quickly qualifies for supportive services and benefits; and

WHEREAS, Compared with other types of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer tends to be diagnosed in women of younger ages, and the ages of women being diagnosed is getting younger and younger; and

WHEREAS, As with other types of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer can occur in men; and

WHEREAS, Many hardworking organizations, such as Fighting 4 the Tatas Breast Cancer, Inc., are diligently working to increase awareness of the disease in the public and medical communities; and

WHEREAS, All people diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer need recognition of their condition, compassionate medical treatment, and support for their recovery; now, therefore, be it

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Senate 3rd Reading SCR97 Leyva et al.

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