Once again, Florida’s legislature, has passed a Joint Resolution sponsored by Senator Richter and Representative Passidomo declaring July 2014 as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in Florida. Several counties and cities have also proclaimed July 2014 and as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Hundreds of distinctive tri colored bladder cancer awareness lapel pins and informational flyers have been distributed in local communities. The Bladder Cancer Foundation of Florida hopes that other counties in Florida will join in this effort by passing proclamations in their county recognizing July 2014 as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month so if your county is interested in doing a proclamation please email bladdercancerfla@gmail.com.

House Proclamation

Senate Proclamation

Florida has the third highest incidence of bladder cancer in the United States. This year alone, an estimated 74,690 adults (56,390 men and 18,300 women) will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 15,580 deaths (11,170 men and 4,410 women) from this disease will occur this year. Among men, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the eighth most common cause of cancer death.

Carla Dean is the current President of the Bladder Cancer Foundation of Florida, Inc. For more information about bladder cancer or if your county would like to help, visit the Bladder Cancer Foundation, Inc.’s website at http://bladdercancerfoundationofflorida.org/.