March 3, 2015: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day

WHEREAS, The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation will be celebrating the Third Annual National Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day on March 3, 2015 and bring together communities across our nation to plan fundraisers and awareness events in each state to take place on or around March 3, 2015; and,

WHEREAS, Triple Negative Breast Cancer is diagnosed to as many as 20% or 40,000 American women each year with younger women, African Americans and Latinas at highest risk; and,

WHEREAS, Additional funding for research is needed to develop a targeted treatment method for Triple Negative Breast Cancer so the less than 30% five year survival rate can increase to the overall five year breast cancer survival rate of almost 90%; and,

WHEREAS, Women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer lack receptors to estrogen and progesterone as well as over expression of the HER2 gene that limits treatment options; and,

WHEREAS, Triple Negative Breast Cancer needs to be brought to the forefront of public awareness, and encourage the basic, translational and clinical research that will lead to better treatment, and ultimately the elimination of this disease that brings so much suffering to women, to their families and friends;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 3, 2015 as Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Michigan.