Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, gynecologic (GYN) cancers are among the leading cancer killers of women in the United States, and more than 98,000 women will be diagnosed, and more than 30,000 women will die from these diseases this year and the absence they leave in our hearts will be deeply felt forever; and
WHEREAS, the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation and its “A State of Teal” initiative brings awareness of all GYN cancers to the people throughout the State of Alabama; and
WHEREAS, the good health and well-being of women in the state of Alabama are enhanced by increased awareness of GYN cancers and their symptoms and treatments; and
WHEREAS, it is also crucial that all women in our state take an active role in learning the symptoms and risk factors associated with GYN cancers, developing healthy habits, and undergoing regular medical examinations so that any occurrence of these diseases may be detected in their early and treatable stages; and
WHEREAS, we reflect upon the memory of those lost to these diseases, the bravery of those currently battling these diagnoses, and the need for increased awareness, screening, and research so that the women of the State of Alabama might be spared from them in the future, and encourage all citizens to work together to raise awareness of GYN cancers; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim September 2017, as
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 10th day of August 2017.
Kay Ivey