By virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of Thompson, I hereby proclaim September 16 - 23, 2017 as "Pride Week" in the City of Thompson.
prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men; and
WHEREAS 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and
WHEREAS an estimated 23,100 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year; and
WHEREAS the survival rate for prostate cancer can be over 90% 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 Prostate Cancer Canada recommends that men get a PSA test in their 40s to establish their baseline;
THEREFORE by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of Thompson, I hereby proclaim the month of September, 2017 as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Thompson.