Pancreatic Cancer Awareness


WHEREAS, in 2016, an estimated 53,070 people in the United States will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, and 41,780 will die from the disease; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic Cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, is expected to become the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is projected to become the second by 2020; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic Cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate at just 8%; and

WHEREAS, when symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer present themselves, it is generally in later stages and approximately 920 deaths will occur in Washington in 2016; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic Cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women across the world and there will be an estimated 418,451 new Pancreatic Cancer cases diagnosed worldwide in 2020; and

WHEREAS, the good health and well-being of the residents of Kennewick are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about Pancreatic Cancer and research into early detection, causes and effective treatments, NOW, THEREFORE,

I , STEVE C. YOUNG, Mayor of the City of Kennewick, do hereby proclaim November 17, 2016


in the City of Kennewick, and we encourage our citizens to help create awareness by wearing Purple this month.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness 2016 Proclamation

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