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Wellness Community Day of Celebration

WHEREAS, cancer does not discriminate and anyone can be affected by it; and

WHEREAS, cancer is widespread, crossing all ethnic, racial, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religious and socio-economic lines; and

WHEREAS, cancer affects more than 1.3 million Americans each year, affecting three out of four families across the nation; and

WHEREAS, The Wellness Community of San Francisco East Bay provides support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones in the San Francisco East Bay Area, serving more than 1,000 participants annually; and

WHEREAS, The Wellness Community is a multi-service agency, providing weekly and monthly support groups for people with cancer and their families and loved ones; monthly educational programs; stress management and gentle movement programs and a cancer resource library; and

WHEREAS, The Wellness Community is part of a national organization, the largest support program in the country devoted solely to providing emotional support, education and hope to people living with cancer; and

WHEREAS, The Wellness Community has helped people with cancer and their families enhance their health and well being and find hope for more than 20 years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby proclaim September 18, 2004 as “The Wellness Community Day of Celebration” and urges all citizens to recognize the contributions The Wellness Community continues to make in an effort to enhance the lives of those individuals, families and loved ones affected by cancer.

September 14, 2004 Brian Swisher

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