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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.


WHEREAS 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.


Last updated: 15/09/2017 8:08:58 AM