Mayor Fetters proclaims March 2, 2019 to be Katie’s Cure Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Day
March 1, 2019
WHEREAS, this year, an estimated 8,500 people in the United States will be diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that 1,050 deaths from this disease will occur this year. The survival rate has been going up, thanks to treatment improvements and
WHEREAS, Hodgkin Lymphoma affects both children and adults, it is most common in 2 age groups. The first group is people ages 15 to 40, particularly young adults in their 20s. The second is people older than 55. The average age of diagnosis is 39 and
WHEREAS, the 5-year survival rate for all people with Hodgkin lymphoma is 86%; the 5-year survival rate for stage I and stage II Hodgkin lymphoma is 90%; for stage III, the 5-year survival rate is 80% and for stage IV, it is 65%.
WHEREAS, Katie's Cure of Huntington County is a nonprofit foundation that is dedicated to supporting those undergoing treatments for Cancer, by providing Comfort Kits and has gathered a group of dedicated Volunteers have been working very diligently to help raise awareness for Katie’s and
WHEREAS, we are here to support them and share in their battle to becoming cancer free. Because We BELIEVE NO ONE SHOULD FIGHT ALONE!
NOW, THEREFORE, I Mayor Brooks Fetters do proclaim March 2, 2019 to be Katie’s Cure Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Day in the City of Huntington and comment the efforts of these volunteers
Mayor Brooks Fetters.
Melissa Wynkoop, Director of Katie's Cure Foundation ~
We can not sit silent when their are people battling for their lives. We must join together and support them on their journey. KATIE'S CURE Green Team believes "No one should Fight Alone! Awareness and Research is Key.
I am very honored that the Mayor and the City of Huntington would see the importance of spreading awareness to others about Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My journey has been difficult at times but with the support of my family, Friends and my GREEN TEAM , know i will not have to walk this journey alone.
I hope that by signing of this proclamation it would be the stepping stone to help bring awareness to others.