May 1, 2019
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is deeply grateful to elected officials throughout the country who have issued resolutions and proclamations declaring their support for May as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. BCAN is thankful to Congressman Matt Cartwright of the U.S. House of Representatives for introducing House Resolution 341 expressing his support, and to Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Mayor Buddy Dyer of Orlando for issuing proclamations that draw attention to this disease. Bladder cancer affects people of all ages and races and is the sixth most common cancer in the U.S., yet it is one of the least known and understood types of cancer.
“Raising awareness of bladder cancer is critical to savings lives and we are grateful to our concerned elected officials for helping BCAN increase knowledge of this disease,” said Andrea Maddox-Smith, CEO of BCAN. “It is gratifying to have their support.”
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month proclamations honor patients, caregivers, survivors, doctors and others and demonstrate to national and local communities that their elected representatives share a commitment to raising awareness and taking action to strengthen research and support for bladder cancer.
During May and throughout the year, BCAN encourages Americans to learn and share information about bladder cancer while encouraging government officials to take action to continue to support research and support for bladder cancer patients, doctors, researchers, caregivers and survivors.
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s (BCAN’s) mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research and, provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.