Triple Negative Awareness Day

WHEREAS, The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation will be celebrating the Second Annual Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day on March 3, 2014 and bring together communities across our nation to plan fundraisers and awareness events in each state; and

WHEREAS, Triple Negative Breast Cancer is diagnosed to as many as 20% or 40,000 American women each year with younger women, African Americans and Latinas at highest risk; and

WHEREAS, up to 750 Alabamians are anticipated to be diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2014; and

WHEREAS, Additional funding for research is needed to develop a targeted treatment method for Triple Negative Breast Cancer so the less than 30% five year survival rate can increase to the overall five year breast cancer survival rate of almost 90%; and

WHEREAS, Women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer lack receptors to estrogen and progesterone as well as over expression of the HER2 gene that limits treatment options; and

WHEREAS, Triple Negative Breast Cancer needs to be brought to the forefront of public awareness, and encourage the basic, translational and clinical research that brings so much suffering to women, to their friends and families:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim March 3, 2014, as

Triple Negative Awareness Day

in the State of the Alabama and encourage all citizens to increase awareness, education, and services for Triple Negative Breast Cancer which each year effect hundreds of women in Alabama.