SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children, and;
WHEREAS, 1 in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed by their 20th birthday and 46 children per day (or 16,790 children per year) are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S, and;
WHEREAS, there are approximately 40,000 children on active treatment at any given time and 80% of childhood cancer patients are diagnosed late and with metastatic disease, and;
WHEREAS, the National Cancer Institute recognizes the unique research needs of childhood cancer and the associated need for increased funding to carry this out;
WHEREAS, hundreds of non-profit organizations at the local and national level are helping children with cancer and their families cope through educational, emotional and financial support and researchers and healthcare professionals work diligently, dedicating their expertise to treat and cure children with cancer, and;
WHEREAS, too many children are affected by this deadly disease and more must be done to raise awareness and find a cure.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Mark Gaffino, Village President, and the Board of Trustees of North Aurora do hereby proclaim the September 2021 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in North Aurora and encourage all to observe Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and support this cause that deeply impacts families in every community across our country.
Dated this ___20__ day of ________September_______________ 2021