October proclaimed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Judge KP George, on behalf of the rest of the commissioners court, and the citizens of Fort Bend County, proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fort Bend County. Assisting him in the proclamation is his office manager, Shaneka Smith, who is a breast cancer survivor. Accepting the proclamation for the Susan G. Komen Foundation is Kristen Barley, development director. The foundation’s mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, provide assistance to women in preventing and battling breast cancer, and help find a cure for the disease.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George, on behalf of the rest of the commissioners court and the citizens of Fort Bend County, proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

He read the proclamation during Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting before presenting it to a representative of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose mission it is to help women battle breast cancer and find a cure for the disease.

Here is the proclamation:

Office of the county judge, Fort Bend County, Texas

Whereas, during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we honor the incredible fortitude of breast cancer survivors and offer our heartfelt support and prayers to those currently battling this disease.

As one nation, we remember the precious lives lost to breast cancer and the families forever changed as a result.

This month, we devote ourselves to fighting to eradicate breast cancer, working with conviction and compassion to develop treatments and find a cure; and

Whereas, this year, an estimated 276,000 Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 42,000 will likely die from this terrible disease.

Thankfully, through early detection and improved treatments, today there is a 90% five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Increased awareness, especially of family history and other common risk factors. Preventative care, and regular screenings, including mammograms, can help save lives through early diagnosis and prompt treatment; and

Whereas, this month, as we celebrate resilience of breast cancer survivors and remember those lost to this disease, we also pray for comfort and strength for those currently battling breast cancer.

Together, united by compassion and resolve, we will continue in our effort to find new treatments, medications and a cure to eradicate this disease from our nation.

Now, therefore, I, KP George, county judge and the commissioners court of Fort Bend County, Texas, declares the month of October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fort Bend County, Texas.

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