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WHEREAS, Colorectal Cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States but there is currently no cure; and

WHEREAS, Colorectal Cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented with timely screening and due to Covid-19, the total number of colonoscopies, and biopsies performed declined nearly 90% by mid-April compared to the same time the previous year; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that over 145,000 people were diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer and over 53,000 people died of Colorectal Cancer in 2020; and

WHEREAS, the national goal established by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is to strive to increase timely Colorectal Cancer screening rates to 80% in every community for all Americans eligible for screening; and

WHEREAS, it is critical that all people, of all ages, know the signs and symptoms of the disease; and

WHEREAS, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate all Nevadans on the importance of early detection and screening;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2021 as

COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 23rd day of February 2021

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