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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #5


Subject
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adoption of Proclamation designating November 2013 as "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
 

Background Discussion

Marian Palma Cardona requested this Proclamation on behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the estimated 38,460 Americans who will die of pancreatic cancer in 2013, approximately 2,770 of whom live in Florida.  In 2013, pancreatic cancer will afflict more than 45,220 Americans, 73% of whom will die within one year of their diagnosis, and 94% of whom will die within five years. 

To date, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and it is the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits at just six percent. Furthermore, there has been little improvement in the survival rates over the last forty years.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
 

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name


Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs



Attachment:  Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - 11.19.13.pdf