City of Selkirk Proclamation – September 2018, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
WHEREAS prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and
WHEREAS 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and
WHEREAS an estimated 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day; and
WHEREAS the survival rate for prostate cancer can be close to 100% when detected early; and
WHEREAS those with a family history of the disease, or those of African or Caribbean descent, are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer; and
WHEREAS, the City of Selkirk supports Prostate Cancer Canada and all individuals committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer;
THEREFORE, I Mayor Larry Johannson on behalf of Selkirk City Council, do hereby proclaim September 2018 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Selkirk.