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WHEREAS, brain tumors, both primary (originating in brain tissue) and secondary (originating in other parts of the body that metastasize to the brain) are diagnosed in more than 210,000 Americans each year; and

WHEREAS, brain tumors are among the deadliest forms of cancer, with just a 34 percent survival rate for malignant tumors and brain tumors have, more than any other cancer, lasting and life-altering physical, cognitive and psychological impacts on the lives of patients and their families; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is home to medical facilities that focus on research to find better treatments and a cure for brain tumors, and a higher quality of life for brain tumor patients; and

WHEREAS, increased public awareness of brain tumors through advocacy and support for targeted research, as well as education is critical to support action for a cure;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 2018 as

 Brain Tumor Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson