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Proclamation #212 - Relay For Life Paint the Town Purple
Relay For Life
Paint the Town Purple
Whereas, Relay For Life is a life-changing event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease; and
Whereas, One person can make a difference, which was evident with the story that began in Tacoma, Washington in the mid-1980s with Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, who wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office and show support for all of his patients who had battled cancer. Dr. Klatt decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed -running marathons; and
Whereas, through Dr. Klatt's efforts during which he ran for 24 hours and raised $27,000 to fight cancer that first year, his vision has become a national event providing the opportunity for thousands of communities to come together to plan team relay events and other fund-raising activities which are instrumental in helping the American Cancer Society save more lives and create more birthdays by helping more people stay well and get well.
Now therefore be it resolved, that we, the Commissioners of Warren County, hereby proclaim the month of May 2016 as Paint the Town Purple for Relay for Life of Warren County.
And be it further resolved that, all public officials, employees and all the citizens of Warren County show our support by painting the County purple during the month of May by wearing purple clothing and/or accessories and by adorning purple bows and ribbons on buildings and cars in an effort to promote the mindset of thinking Survivor. Wear it proud and loud!!!
ADOPTED, this 13th day of April 2016.
COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY
Attest: Vice Chair
Pamela J. Matve Jeff Eggleston
Chief Clerk Secretary