WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and

WHEREAS, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100% when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and

WHEREAS, since Prostate Cancer Canada was formed I 1994, the death rate has been cut in half; and

WHEREAS, awareness and conversations about prostate cancer can lead to screening and earl detection saves lives; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay supports Prostate Cancer Canada and everyone committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim September 2019 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Thunder Bay.