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Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember 2019

Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember 2019 
WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and
Whereas, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and
Whereas, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and
WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and
WHEREAS, black men and those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and
WHEREAS, since Prostate Cancer Canada was formed in 1994, the death rate has been cut in half; and
WHEREAS, awareness and conversations about prostate cancer can lead to screening and early detection that saves lives, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Stewiacke supports Prostate Cancer Canada and everyone committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer; THEREFORE, I, Mayor Wendy Robinson, on behalf of Stewiacke Town Council, do hereby proclaim September 2019 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the Town of Stewiacke.