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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
September 18, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Bowen, Kolste, Young,
Zamarripa, Hebl, Danou, Milroy, Goyke, Ripp, A. Ott, Jorgensen, Brostoff,
Kessler, Ohnstad, Horlacher, Sinicki, Murphy, Mason, Wachs, Subeck,
Petryk, Spreitzer and Thiesfeldt, cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Wirch,
Risser and Olsen. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR61,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming September 2015 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in
AJR61,1,43 Whereas, September is nationally recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness
4Month; and
AJR61,1,75 Whereas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that prostate
6cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States and the
7second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States; and
AJR61,1,98 Whereas, prostate cancer takes the lives of more than 75 men in the United
9States every day; and
AJR61,1,1310 Whereas, ZERO, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end
11prostate cancer, finds that prostate cancer affects African-American men at a rate
12disproportionate to the rest of the population, with 1 in 5 African-American men
13being diagnosed in their lifetime; and
1Whereas, the American Cancer Society finds that African-American men
2suffer a prostate cancer mortality rate of more than double that of the rest of the
3population in the United States; and
AJR61,2,54 Whereas, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 220,800 new
5cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2015; and
AJR61,2,76 Whereas, ZERO estimates that 2.8 million American men currently live with
7prostate cancer; and
AJR61,2,98 Whereas, education and early detection are the most effective tools to increase
9the odds of survival from this disease; now, therefore, be it
AJR61,2,12 10Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin state
11legislature hereby proclaims September 2015 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
12in Wisconsin.
AJR61,2,1313 (End)