Clarksburg WV


November 21st City Council Meeting Proclamaition

 On behalf of Mayor Goings, Council Member Bob Caplan presented Annette Fetty Sintilli, representing the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (West Virginia), to proclaim November; Pancreatic Cancer Awarness Month".  



WHEREAS,        in 2013, an estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and 38,460 will die from the disease.  Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States; and

WHEREAS,       when symptoms of pancreatic cancer present themselves, it is late stage, and 73 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first year of their diagnosis while 94 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first five years; and

WHEREAS,       approximately 1,197 people will be diagnosed in West Virginia in 2013, including 39 cases in Clarksburg and Harrison County; and

WHEREAS,       the incidence and death rate for pancreatic cancer are increasing and pancreatic cancer is anticipated to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. by 2020; and

WHEREAS,        the United States Congress passed the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act last year, which calls on the National Cancer Institute to develop scientific frameworks, or strategic plans, for pancreatic cancer and other deadly cancers, which will help provide the strategic direction and guidance needed to make true progress against these diseases; and


WHEREAS,       the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization serving the pancreatic cancer community in West Virginia and nationwide through a comprehensive approach that includes public policy, research funding, patient services, and public awareness and education related to developing effective treatments and a cure for pancreatic cancer; and

WHEREAS,      the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its affiliates in West Virginia support those patients currently battling pancreatic cancer, as well as to those who have lost their lives to the disease, and are committed to nothing less than a cure; and

WHEREAS,       the good health and well-being of the residents of Clarksburg, West Virginia are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about pancreatic cancer and research into early detection, causes and effective treatments.

        NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of Catherine A. Goings, Mayor of the City of Clarksburg,

I, Bob Caplan do hereby proclaim the month of November 2013 as:


in the City of Clarksburg and urge all citizens to recognize the significance of public education, awareness, research and funding in combating this disease.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Official Seal of the City of Clarksburg to be affixed hereto this 21st day of November, 2013.