CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS
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 an 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the corporate seal of the City to be affixed this 5th day of June 2018.
John A. Sellers, Mayor