WHEREAS breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canadian women – it can be completely cured if caught in time.

AND WHEREAS 27,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019; this represents 25% of all new cancer cases. 230 were men.

AND WHEREAS 5,000 women died of this disease in 2019: 13% of all cancer deaths.

AND WHEREAS women younger than 35 tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive, higher-grade tumors; they are often more advanced in diagnosis.

AND WHEREAS 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and 1 in 31 will die from it!

AND WHEREAS by proclaiming Tuesday, May 10, 2022, National Demin Day, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne assists the CURE Foundation for breast cancer in raising awareness about the seriousness of this women’s disease.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Penny Smith, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, do hereby proclaim that Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, to be “NATIONAL DENIM DAY”

In the Municipality of the District of Shelburne in the province of Nova Scotia, and in issuing this proclamation, ask our citizens to recognize this day.

Dated at Shelburne, Nova Scotia this 27th day of April 2022

Warden Penny Smith

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