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WHEREAS, the second week of May has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Week in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, about every two and a half minutes, a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both women and men; and

WHEREAS, in Nevada, an estimated 2,303 new cases of lung and bronchus cancer are detected each year and it is projected that approximately 1,170 deaths will be a result of lung and bronchus cancer in 2022; and

WHEREAS, lung cancer screening saves lives, and advocacy and increased awareness will result in more high-risk individuals getting screened; and

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

WHEREAS, national initiatives led by the American Lung Association and community efforts in the Silver State are underway to provide information, resources, support to individual affected by lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, the nation and the State of Nevada recognizes the work of organizations promoting awareness to fight lung cancer, thereby improving screening rates, early detection, treatment and advancing research toward finding a cure to defeat lung cancer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 8 -14, 2022, as

LUNG CANCER AWARENESS WEEK 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 4th day of May, 2022

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