Subj: Fwd: Passage of "Benign" Brain Tumor Legislation
Date: 9/1/00 6:00:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: <A HREF="mailto:Bilovsky">Bilovsky</A>
To: <A HREF="mailto:Barbs1950">Barbs1950</A>, <A HREF="mailto:Hecdel">Hecdel</
A>, <A HREF="mailto:kathy1024@...
Barbara, Debbie & Kathy,
I sent this out earlier today from work. I am now at home. Please send a
note before Tuesday.
All the best,
1995 meningioma survivor
Subj: Passage of "Benign" Brain Tumor Legislation
Date: 9/1/00 8:21:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time
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This is a personal appeal for you to send a SHORT note to the Governor of
California, Gray Davis asking him to sign the combined Bill: AB48 (Assembly
Bill 48) and SB1596 (Senate Bill 1596). Last night at 11:40 PM I received a
phone call stating that this combined Bill had passed the California
Legislature (the deadline was midnight - whew!!!) and was being sent to the
Governor for signature. We have come so far. It will be tragic if the
Governor does not sign the Bill. Your note (combined with all of us) can
make the difference that pushes him over the top to a signature.
This combined Bill mandates the California Cancer Registry to collect data
on "benign" brain tumors. As most of you know that since "benign" brain
tumors account for roughly half of all brain tumors not collecting this data
means that that brain tumor incidence is close to double what has been
I urge each of you to send a SHORT note urging his signature whether or not
your are from California.
If you are a survivor, state this.
If you are a professional, state the importance of having data
If you a journalist, state the importance of having an informed public
If you are not from California state that other states are collecting
"benign" brain tumor data and now it is time that California begin.
If you are from another survivor community state that you are and that you
support this effort of the brain tumor survivor community.
Our community is much larger than my email list. Please forward this to
anyone who you know who would also be willing to sent a SHORT note.
Here are a list of states that already collect data on "benign" brain
Here is how to contact him:
Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 445-4633
You can write him, email him, fax him; whatever works best for you. I would
like to receive a copy (fax, email or snail mail) of whatever you do send.
Please send a copy to:
2022 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Fax: 510 540-0412
Thank you so much,
1995 meningioma survivor