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WHEREAS, every eight minutes one woman in the United States loses her baffle with lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, lung cancer is the no. 1 cancer killer of women and men in the U.S.; and

WHEREAS, advocacy and increased awareness will result in screening and early detection for people with lung cancer that will ultimately save lives; and

WHEREAS, public support for research funding will result in better treatment and early detection methods; and

WHEREAS, organizations across Nevada, and the country, are dedicated to the fight against lung cancer and Women's Lung Health Week is an opportunity to educate the community about lung cancer, risk factors and screening options;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of May 7 - 14, 2017 as

 WOMEN'S LUNG HEALTH WEEK IN NEVADA

 

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