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Record #: R2016-953   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Commemoration of World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Sponsors: Maldonado, Roberto, Scott, Jr. Michael, Mitts, Emma, Burke, Edward M., Thompson, Patrick D., Hairston, Leslie A., Solis, Daniel, Moreno, Proco Joe, Arena, John, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Mendoza, Susana A.
Attachments: 1. R2016-953.pdf





WHEREAS, World Pancreatic Cancer Day is November 17, 2016; and


WHEREAS, This august body has been notified of this important event by the Honorable Roberto Maldonado, Alderman of the 26th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer related death in developed countries like the United States; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer in the world; and


WHEREAS, Approximately one thousand people die daily from this terrible disease; and

WHEREAS, About 338,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year; and

WHEREAS, The five year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is less than 10%; and

WHEREAS, The survival rate for pancreatic cancer has dropped in recent years while the survival rate for other cancers has improved; and

WHEREAS, World Pancreatic Cancer Day calls attention to this horrible disease which can lead to earlier detection and a possible cure; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the
City of Chicago, gathered here this sixteenth day of November, 2016/ do hereby
recognize World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
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