According to Roselle Park officials, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Mayor Joe Signorello issued a proclamation deeming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Borough of Roselle Park.
In the United States, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and has a death rate higher than that of any other type of cancer.
Officials say about 1 in 8 women will develop an invasive breast cancer during their life, as will 1 in 833 men.
Despite these statistics, death rates from breast cancer have been declining through various advancements in treatment and screening, as well as increased awareness.
“To proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Borough of Roselle Park is an honor,” says Mayor Joe Signorello.
“Breast cancer is an especially hard battle and it’s one that nobody should ever have to fight alone. I extend my support and respect for those currently struggling with breast cancer, those who have survived it, and to those who have lost their battle.”
The Mayor’s proclamation was issued on October 21, 2021 at the meeting of the Mayor and Council.
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