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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

WHEREAS, an estimated 9,900 American men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year with approximately 460 men dying annually from testicular cancer; and,

WHEREAS, testicular cancer can occur at any age, but is the number one cancer among men aged fifteen to thirty-five; and,

WHEREAS, with early detection, testicular cancer is over 95% treatable; and,

WHEREAS, early stage testicular cancer can be detected with self-exams and regular visits to a healthcare provider; and,

WHEREAS, those who are educated about early detection are more likely to survive and have better treatment outcomes; and,

WHEREAS, men who discuss treatment options with their healthcare provider and with their family are more likely to make good treatment decisions; and,

WHEREAS, testicular cancer not only affects the patient, but also affects their family and friends; and,

WHEREAS, Testicular Cancer Awareness Month will encourage men to discuss testicular cancer with their healthcare provider;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize April 2022 as TESTICULAR CANCER AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.