WHEREAS; In 2021, an estimated 6,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Canada and 92 percent will eventually die from the disease; and
WHEREAS; Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, and just 8 percent of those diagnosed survive five years or longer; and
WHEREAS; Pancreatic cancer is the now the third leading cause of cancer related death in Canada; and
WHEREAS; It is estimated that by 2025, 550,000 new cases will be diagnosed globally; and
WHEREAS; The good health and well-being of the residents of Barrie are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about the risks and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, and research into early detection, causes, and effective treatments.
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim November 18, 2021 as “Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the City of Barrie.
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