The Aurora City Council proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Aurora. Ward 1 Alderman Tina Bohman, a breast cancer survivor, courageously shared her journey and encouraged other survivors to keep the faith and spread the message.
Five of those inspiring survivors from Aurora were presented Mayoral Commendations and pink roses for showing us all how to handle challenging times with class and dignity.
We salute GLORIA CERVANTES, DOROTHY LESURE, MICKI LEAR, FRANCESCA MANZELLA AND LIZ ROBINSON-CHAN for being examples of hope and healing!
Thank you, phenomenal women! You empower an entire city ... and beyond! You make us all#AuroraProud!
The proclamation reads as follows:
Office of Mayor Richard C. Irvin
City of Aurora, Illinois
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we honor and remember all those who lost their lives to breast cancer, and we recognize and the salute the courageous survivors who are still fighting it; and
WHEREAS, for these courageous individuals, and for their loved ones who give their unwavering support during the most trying times, the City of Aurora joins the global cause of forging a future free from cancer in all its forms; and
WHEREAS, while considerable progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, it remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the United States; and
WHEREAS, critical research efforts over time have yielded great progress in how we diagnose and treat breast cancer, which has produced a steady increase in survival rates for those suffering from this disease -- and it is crucial that we keep building on these successes; and
WHEREAS, we have brave Aurorans like Ward 1 Alderman Kristina Bohman, Gloria Cervantes, Micki Lear, Dorothy LeSure, Francesca Manzella and Sergeant Liz Robinson-Chan who have strengthened our faith and fortified our hope through their own courageous journeys with breast cancer; and
WHEREAS, we thank the countless advocates, medical professionals, researchers, and caregivers who dedicate their lives to fighting for a world without breast cancer, and together, let us carry out our mission to cure cancer once and for all.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Richard C. Irvin, Mayor of the City of Aurora, Illinois, do hereby proclaim October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Aurora.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Aurora to be affixed this 9th day of October 2018 at the Aurora City Council Meeting.
Mayor Richard C. Irvin