Nolanville, TX —At the October 6th City Council Meeting, Nolanville Mayor Andy Williams signed a proclamation joining the country in recognizing October 2022 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, by doing so, extends their most profound respect for survivors and those advocating for the prevention of and a cure for breast cancer.
The proclamation, which can be viewed here, reminds residents of Nolanville that in Texas, 1 in 7 women are affected by breast cancer while the national average is 1 in 8 women. Women are not alone in this fight, as breast cancer also affects men. New breast cancer diagnoses occur over two times more frequently than diagnoses of second leading cancer, and breast cancer is the second most likely cause of death for women in the United States. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness using pink ribbon imagery and lights, which aims to offer support for those courageously battling this disease; to recognize the many survivors, their supporters, and loved ones; and to honor those lives lost to this disease. For detailed information about breast cancer risks, causes, symptoms, treatments, and research, please visit the American Cancer Society website, or click here.
“Awareness is key, but taking action is crucial,” said Nolanville Mayor Andy Williams. “We know early detection can save lives, and we encourage regular screenings and self-exams.” For October, the lights at the Main Street underpass will be switched to pink in honor of those who have fought and continue to fight.
For More Information:
Jennifer Shidler, Community Outreach & Public Affairs Coordinator 254-698-6335 EXT 4 Jshidler@nolanvilletx.gov