Pankow promotes prostate cancer awareness, Team Henderson at council

Posted on: October 25, 2016

By Howida Sorour-Roberts

Two proclamations were made at the start of the regular Smiths Falls council meeting held on Sept 6.

The month of September has been declared Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in Canada, with one in eight men likely to be diagnosed with it or 24,000 men each year.

“It has a treatment success rate of 90 percent if caught in the early stages,” said Shawn Pankow, mayor of Smiths Falls.

September 9th has been declared Team Henderson Day, acknowledging the hard work and success of  Brittany and Brook Henderson as golf pros and ambassadors for the town of Smiths Falls.

“I encourage local employers to allow their employees to attend the celebrations to be held in Centennial park on Sept. 9 starting at 11 a.m.,” said Shawn Pankow, Smiths Falls mayor,  urging people to support Team Henderson by wearing red and white to the festivities.