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WHEREAS, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Nevada, taking the lives of more than 5,400 Nevadans each year; and

WHEREAS, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States, causing more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system; and

WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men - about one out of every eight men will be diagnosed in his lifetime; and

WHEREAS, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention Awareness Month promotes best practices and actionable resources to reduce individual risk through prevention and early detection efforts; and

WHEREAS, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention Awareness Month takes place during the month of September to raise public awareness and promote education; and

WHEREAS, Ovarian and Prostate Prevention Awareness Month works to improve policies, systems, and environmental changes to help individuals prevent cancer, detect it earlier, and access adequate treatment and support at all stages of the disease; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends the many organizations, agencies, and individuals working to increase awareness, provide education, encourage prevention, and promote accessible health care to reduce the prevalence and manage ovarian and prostate cancer in communities throughout the State;

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

Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and 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 31st day of August, 2021

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