Hunterdon Board of County Commissioners Recognize Saint Baldrick's
At the September 7th Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioner's meeting, Deputy Director John E. Lanza recognized the Saint Baldrick's Foundation for their devotion to awareness, treatment and cures to childhood cancer.
The following is taken from the Proclamation that was read by Deputy Director Lanza at the meeting.
WHEREAS more than 175,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year; and
WHEREAS the number one cause of death by disease of children in the United States is childhood cancer; and
WHEREAS September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run and Walk and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation are hosting a Head-Shaving Virtual Event and Auction on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Sergeantsville Fire House benefiting the underfunded and much needed lifesaving childhood cancer research; and
WHEREAS the recognition and support of elected officials in Hunterdon County, New Jersey will help to raise awareness and help the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run and Walk and the St. Baldrick’s move closer to finding cures and better treatment options for kids battling cancer;
WHEREAS the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners requests that the Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse be lit up gold for the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey does hereby proclaim September as:
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners urges all citizens of Hunterdon County to recognize the seriousness of childhood cancers and to support the praiseworthy work of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run and Walk and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.