ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In an effort to help raise awareness in the fight against the disease, Mayor Buddy Dyer has proclaimed the month of October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Orlando.
“Wearing pink in October is a unique way to show our friends, family and community that we are a part of the fight against breast cancer,” Mayor Dyer said. “As a Mayor, a husband, a son and a father, I urge all Central Floridians to talk with friends and loved ones about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment.”
Residents are encouraged to wear pink throughout the month and educate all women about breast cancer detection.
Mayor Dyer formally presented the proclamation during the September 29 City Council Meeting. He was joined by City employees who are breast cancer survivors.
P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, while considerable progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, it remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the United States; and
WHEREAS, each year it is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die as a result of the disease; and
WHEREAS, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness about the disease; and
WHEREAS, during this month, we reaffirm our commitment to support breast cancer research and to educate all citizens about its risk factors, detection and treatment; and
WHEREAS, as we display pink ribbons and wear pink clothing to raise awareness, we also support those courageously fighting breast cancer and honor the lives lost to the disease; and
WHEREAS, this October, we recognize breast cancer survivors, those battling the disease, their families and friends who are a tireless source of love and encouragement, and applaud the efforts of our medical professionals and researchers working to find a cure for this deadly disease; and
WHEREAS, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to unite all citizens in our community to prevent breast cancer deaths through increased education and regular screening;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando, do hereby proclaim the month of October as
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
in the City of Orlando.