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Record #: R2019-749   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/16/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: Recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Valencia, Anna M., Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Taylor, Jeanette B. , Tabares, Silvana, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma, Nugent, Samantha , Smith, Michele, Hadden, Maria E. , Silverstein, Debra L.
Attachments: 1. R2019-749.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

October 16, 2019










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Hairston, Taylor, Tabares, Hadden, Dowell, King, Harris, Sadlowski-Garza, Coleman, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Austin, Mitts, Nugent, Smith, Silverstein and City Clerk Valencia, a resolution regarding Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The United States observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year from October 1 through October 31 to recognize the courage and strength of the over three million Americans who are battling this deadly medical condition, those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, and all those whose lives have been affected by it; and
WHEREAS, More than 268,000 women and 2,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2019; and

WHEREAS, Women are at a higher risk for breast cancer, especially those with a family history of breast cancer, or those who are older; and

WHEREAS, Breast cancer remains the second most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death overall among American women, with over 41,000 lives lost each year; and

WHEREAS, Approximately one out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and one case of breast cancer is diagnosed approximately every two minutes; and
WHEREAS, Early detection and regular screening mammograms, followed by timely treatment upon diagnosis, can significantly improve a patient's chance of survival; and

WHEREAS, Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in October of 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective test for the early detection of breast cancer and has since evolved into a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, professional medical associations, and govern...

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