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File #: 180882    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/4/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/4/2018
Title: Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and honoring Traci's Beautiful Inside and Out, a non-profit breast cancer support organization whose mission is to help survivors maintain a level of normalcy.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke
Attachments: 1. Signature18088200.pdf
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Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and honoring Traci's Beautiful Inside and Out, a non-profit breast cancer support organization whose mission is to help survivors maintain a level of normalcy.

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WHEREAS, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer; and

WHEREAS, Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 in October; its aim from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer; and

WHEREAS, Each year in the United States, more than 240,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer; and

WHEREAS, Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common; and

WHEREAS, When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms; and

WHEREAS, In Philadelphia, Traci Smith is a breast cancer survivor who is also a mother, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who was born and raised in West Oak Lane. She was educated in the School District of Philadelphia and received her high school diploma from Franklin Learning Center; and

WHEREAS, In 2013, Traci received the devastating news from her d...

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