May 8-14, 2016: Women's Lung Health Week

WHEREAS, every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer; and,

WHEREAS, lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the U.S.; and,

WHEREAS, the lung cancer death rate in women has almost doubled over the past 37 years; and,

WHEREAS, advocacy and increased awareness will result in more and better treatment for women with lung cancer and other lung diseases and will ultimately save lives; and,

WHEREAS, LUNG FORCE is the national movement led by the American Lung Association, with the mission of making lung cancer history—uniting women to stand together with a collective strength and determination to lead the fight against lung cancer and for lung health;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 8-14, 2016 as Women’s Lung Health Week in Michigan.