PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women; and
WHEREAS, Each year, more than 500,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 250,000 women will die worldwide; and
WHEREAS, In the United States, more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,000 women will die each year; and
WHEREAS, Cervical cancer is almost always preventable through Pap smears and the HPV vaccination; and
WHEREAS, HPV, the virus that causes 90% of cervical cancers and five other types of cancer, can be eliminated through vaccination of both boys and girls at the recommended ages; and
WHEREAS, January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Greenwichcommunity is committed to educating the public about this disease.
in the Town of Greenwich to help raise awareness of cervical cancer and encourage our residents to recognize the impact of cervical cancer on families within our community and honor the women in our community whose lives are currently impacted and whose lives have been shortened by this disease.