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Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2022
WHEREAS, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of this complex disease and fund research into its causes, treatment, and cure. Since 1985, individuals, businesses, and communities have come together every October to show their support for the many people affected by breast cancer, and;
WHEREAS, for many people, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also a difficult reminder of their personal experience with breast cancer and the many lives we have lost to this disease, and;
WHEREAS, In 2022, an estimated 290,560 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S., along with 51,400 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. An estimated 43,780 people will lose their lives to metastatic breast cancer. About 1 in 8 U.S. women and 1 in 833 U.S. men will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lives, and;
WHEREAS, in addition to regular mammography screening, there are steps that women and men can take that may help reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, and;
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the Board of Selectmen of Madison, Connecticut, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Town of Madison, and urge all to get the facts about mammography and breast cancer. Dated at Madison, Connecticut this 11th day of October 2022.
Peggy R. Lyons, First SelectwomanAlfred J. Goldberg, SelectmanNoreen Kokoruda, SelectwomanScott Murphy, SelectmanBruce Wilson, Jr., Selectman