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File #: 0050X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2019 In control: Remy
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To Recognize Monday, February 4th, 2019 as World Cancer Day
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize Monday, February 4th, 2019 as World Cancer Day

 

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WHEREAS, World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world unites in the fight against cancer globally. It takes place every year on 4th day of February; and

 

WHEREAS, World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, while also pressing organizations and individuals across the world to take action against the disease; and

 

WHEREAS, 2019 marks the launch of the 3-year World Cancer Day ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. ‘I Am and I Will’ is a call-to-action advocating for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future; and

 

WHEREAS, Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumor. This is true of all cancers except leukemia, which is cancer of the blood; and

 

WHEREAS, Being the second-leading cause of death, 9.6 million people lose their battle with cancer each year.  At least one third of common cancers can be prevented by reducing your exposure to risk factors such as tobacco, obesity, physical inactivity, infections, alcohol, environmental pollution, occupational carcinogens and radiation.; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

To Recognize Monday, February 4th, 2019 as World Cancer Day and encourage continued collaboration and support in the fight against cancer.