Township Council Acknowledges World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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Deputy Mayor Kimberly Francois, left reads a proclamation declaring Nov. 13 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day in the township as Rachel Shaw from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network looks on.

The Township Council at its Nov. 1o meeting declared Nov. 13 as “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the township.

With Rachel Shaw of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network looking on, Deputy Mayor Kimberly Francois read the council’s proclamation into the record.

The proclamation noted that 48,960 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, with 40,560 dying from the disease.

Pancreatic cancer is projected to become the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States by 2020, according to the proclamation.

Shaw thanked the council for the “important contribution” of the proclamation.

By declaring the day, the council is “helping to do critical work” in raising awareness of and money to fight pancreatic cancer, she said.

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