Purple and pink logo with the text 'World Pulmonary Hypertension Day'

Mississippi Mills Council passed a proclamation at their April 23, 2024 meeting to declare May 5, 2024 as World Pulmonary Hypertension Day.

Almonte Old Town Hall and the Falls will also be illuminated in purple on May 5 in recognition of World PH Day.

The proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS, Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare but very complex and serious lung disease, which is progressive and potentially fatal. PH can strike people of all backgrounds, ages, and genders.

AND WHEREAS, common symptoms of PH are often misdiagnosed, delaying appropriate treatment.

AND WHEREAS, it is estimated that approximately 5,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, but as many as 10,000 may be affected by the condition.

AND WHEREAS, while there is currently no cure for PH, thanks to available treatments, many patients are living longer, healthier lives.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills do hereby proclaim May 5th, 2024, as World PH Day.