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File #: 27800    Version: Name: ALTERNATE - Declaring October 2012 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/2/2012 Final action: 10/2/2012
Enactment date: 10/5/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00748
Title: Susan G. Komen For The Cure National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, Paul E. Skidmore, Paul R. Soglin, Brian L. Solomon, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/2/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/20121 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Susan G. Komen For The Cure National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
WHEREAS, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures; and
WHEREAS, worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women; and
WHEREAS, one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S; and
WHEREAS, in Wisconsin, estimated 4,430 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in 2012, and 690 women will die of the disease; and
WHEREAS, since 1991, Susan G. Komen For The Cure has awarded more than $5 million in research grants in Wisconsin to Medical College of
Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin at Madison; and
WHEREAS, the three Komen Affiliates in Wisconsin invested over $2.5 million in their local communities last year for early detection and treatment
of breast cancer, breast health education and outreach; and
WHEREAS, Komen Affiliates are working tirelessly to preserve state screening programs across the country so that access to potentially life-saving screening and Medicaid-funded treatment is protected during these tough economic times and affiliates are also working to ensure access to oral chemotherapy, patient navigation and clinic trials; and
WHEREAS, this October is about "Less Talk and More Action" in the fight against breast cancer;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Madison declare October, 2012 as:
Susan G. Komen For The Cure National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urges all Madison residents to take steps to educate themselves, their families and their community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and to get life-saving mammograms.