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Mayoral Proclamation - National Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Day - 06.21.2017

06/21/2017

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  • WHEREAS, June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer’s Association would like to ask for support in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s; and

  • WHEREAS, Simply by having a brain, every person in your community is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, treated or even slowed; and

  • WHEREAS, Worldwide, there are at least 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and without a change, these numbers are expected to grow to 76 million by 2030; and

  • WHEREAS, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's: An estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer's); and

  • WHEREAS, Only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease or their caregivers report being told of their diagnosis, while more than 90% of people with the four most common types of cancer have been told of their diagnosis; and

  • WHEREAS, In 2015, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and other dementias and that care had an estimated economic value of $221.3 billion; and

  • WHEREAS, The Longest Day event is to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association and held annually on the summer solstice. The duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease, and their caregivers.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim June 21, 2017, to be National Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Day in the City of Fargo, North Dakota.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 18th day of
    May, 2017.