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PRESENTATION 4

City of Brentwood
Proclamation Honoring
American Cancer Society

WHEREAS, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; and

WHEREAS, one in four deaths in the United States is from cancer; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 570,280 Americans are expected to die from cancer, equaling more than 1,500 per day; and

WHEREAS, a projected 125,000 Californians who are currently living, will develop cancer this year; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem; and

WHEREAS, the Relay for Life event is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, by which the organization accomplishes its mission; and

WHEREAS, the Relay For Life event consists of over 4,000 events nationwide to honor cancer survivors, educate the general public about the importance of early detection and prevention of cancer, and raise funds in the fight against cancer; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood will recognize the Relay for Life event at the Liberty High School Ohlmsted field on June 23 and 24, 2007

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the City Council of the City of Brentwood, do hereby decree the City of Brentwood to be a Relay For Life community, and urges our citizens to visit the American Cancer Society web page at www.acsevent.org/relay/ca/brentwood to learn how to participate in this effort to eradicate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Dated this 27th day of March 2007

Robert Taylor Mayor
 

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