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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 19, 2021 asWorld Sickle Cell Day
WHEREAS; The World Health Organization (2006), the United Nations (2008), and the Canadian Government (2017) have recognized Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a global public health priority and in order to raise awareness, designated the 19th day of June every year as World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD); and
 
WHEREAS; The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) recognizes SCD as an increasingly important medical issue in the province; and
 
WHEREAS; Over 14 municipalities across Ontario and 3 Canadian landmarks (CN Tower, Niagara Falls and CNE) will be illuminated to celebrate WSCD and bring awareness to the disease; and
 
WHEREAS; Through education and awareness programs, SCAGO is doing its part to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by the families with children, youth and adults living with Sickle Cell Disease.
 
THEREFORE, I, Mayor Jeff Lehman, do hereby proclaim June 19, 2021 as “World Sickle Cell Day” in the City of Barrie. 


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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