PROCLAMATION – Piqua Compassion Network (PCN) 10th Anniversary!

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P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, we are here this evening to thank and congratulate the Piqua Compassion Network on their 10th Anniversary in the City of Piqua; and

WHEREAS, the Piqua Compassion Network is a network of people, both staff and volunteers, devoted to changing lives; and

WHEREAS, Piqua Compassion Network opened in September of 2007 by a group of dedicated volunteers and exists to transform lives by providing Christian hope, education and basic needs assistance to Piqua area residents; they are committed to provide a hand up by empowering individuals to move forward from crisis and poverty; and

WHEREAS, the Piqua Compassion Network aides our community in so many ways such as: finding safe housing options, needed transportation, healthy living and lifestyles information,  utility assistance, prescription assistance for medical emergencies, work boots for employment needs and those are just to name a few; and

WHEREAS, without Piqua Compassion Network helping our local citizens, many residents would be left behind with little to no hope as to how to move forward from a crisis or uprising out of poverty; and

WHEREAS, today and every day we need to be aware of those with needs within our community, to be thankful that Piqua Compassion Network lends a helping hand to those in need, to be thankful they offer encouragement to those in need, to be thankful they offer a kind smile with compassionate understanding to those who are struggling, and mostly we need to be thankful that we are blessed to have Piqua Compassion Network in our Community!

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the City of Piqua, do hereby congratulate Piqua Compassion Network on their 10 year anniversary as we thank their staff and volunteers for their dedicated service to citizens in our beautiful community. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 21st day of September 2017.

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KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR

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Proclamation – Prostate Awareness Month – September 2017

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths,

WHEREAS, in Ohio, an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and

WHEREAS, men with relatives-father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

WHEREAS, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and

WHEREAS, Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and the third leading cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

WHEREAS, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 will die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 6 men.  African American men are 2.3 times more likely to die from the disease; and

WHEREAS, education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, preserving and protecting our families; and

WHEREAS, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of Piqua to increase the importance of prostate screenings.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim the month of September as:

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

in the City of Piqua.  

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 1st day of September 2017.

  KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR