File Name: MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN
Agenda Date: 10/4/2011
Agenda Item Number: 1D2
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN 2011, DONNA LUNDY, PH.D., CHAIR OF THE MIAMI-DADE UNIT OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Sally A. Heyman, Co-Prime Sponsor
Rebeca Sosa, Co-Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Heyman announced that October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and she noted she was pleased along with her colleague, Commissioner Sosa as survivors, to help lead Team Miami Dade. She presented artwork that was donated by well known artist Mr. Ramiro Brito on behalf of “Making Strides against Breast Cancer Campaign, 2011.” Commissioner Heyman noted $10,000 had been raised to-date to help fight breast cancer.
Ms. Maria Lopez appeared before the members of the Board on behalf of the American Cancer Society (ACS), and thanked the County Commission, Mayor and staff for their support. She noted the goal of ACS was to raise awareness of cancer detection by holding an event on October 9th at the shops of midtown where participants would wear pink bras. She indicated that Florida ranked second in the nation with regard to the number of breast cancer incidents, but because of early detection 98 percent of those diagnosed survived.
Following the comments of Mr. Ralph Holiman, Chairman ACS, on the importance of public awareness of breast cancer, Ms. Patricia Brown testified on her battle with cancer in 2010.
Commissioner Sosa stated that it was an honor to co-sponsor this item. She recognized Ms. Lillian Machado and Ms. Maria Lopez, and commended them on their dedication to this cause. She urged everyone to support the fight against breast cancer.
This item has been renumbered from 2C1 to 1D2 in order to reflect a change in sponsorship.
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