September 4 City Council Meeting to Feature 2 Proclamations

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson will read 2 proclamations: Emergency Preparedness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Emergency Preparedness Month: Each September, ready.gov creates an annual theme to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme, “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”  Citizens are encouraged to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face in our area such as floods and earthquakes. All are also encouraged to learn other safety steps like learning how to shut off water and gas. First responders will be overwhelmed, and all must be prepared to help yourself and your neighbors until help can arrive.  Emergency Preparedness Month Proclamation

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: The City of Mukilteo was asked by the family of Layla Beckstrand to join other cities to release a special proclamation highlighting the tragedy of childhood cancers. Each year worldwide, there are more than 300,000 new childhood cancer diagnoses, equal to about one every three (3) minutes.  Although the survival rate for childhood cancers has reached 80 percent, nearly 2,000 American children under the age of 19 still die each year from cancer, making it the leading killer of children by disease. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation.

Read more proclamations issued by the City and Mayor Gregerson.