Tuesday, June 5, 2018 during the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, the week of June 4-8 was proclaimed Kidney Health and Cancer Awareness Week.
WHEREAS, healthy kidneys are essential for regulating our bodies by removing fluids, waste and toxins. Kidneys release hormones that help regulate blood pressure, produce red blood cells and strengthen our bones; and
WHEREAS, the precise cause of kidney cancer is unknown, however the two main causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for more than seventy percent of all kidney failure cases. Therefore, kidney failure and disease can often be delayed or prevented; and
WHEREAS, the advances in diagnosis and procedures such as radiation and chemotherapy create opportunity for kidney cancer patients to live longer; and
WHEREAS, during Kidney Health and Cancer Awareness Week, we ask the residents of Sulphur Springs to raise awareness and encourage all patients with diabetes and hypertension to be screened regularly for kidney disease. If detected and caught early, the treatment is likely to be more effective.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Sellers, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, do hereby proclaim June 4 – 8, 2018 as Kidney Health and Cancer Awareness throughout the City of Sulphur Springs and urge all citizens to support the cause of raising awareness of kidney health and cancer.