A proclamation of The City of Buckhannon recognizing November 2019 as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month:
WHEREAS, Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in WV, with the goal to increase national awareness and early prevention; and
WHEREAS, WV has a higher rate of lung cancer than the nation as a whole. Nearly one in three of all cancer deaths in WV are from lung cancer.
WHEREAS, Lung Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women combined, with an average of 2,011 new cases diagnosed each year.
WHEREAS, awareness, early detection, and treatment are crucial in the prevention and the slowing of lung cancer; and
WHEREAS, through public awareness to minimize the devastating affects lung cancer has on citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David W. McCauley, Mayor of the City of Buckhannon, do hereby proclaim November 2019 as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Buckhannon and encourage the residents to take preventive measures and awareness.
Given under my hand & the official seal of
The City of Buckhannon, this 18th day of November, 2019
David W. McCauley, Mayor