MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 22 nd , Mayor Tim Dougherty issued three proclamations during the town hall meeting. The proclamations included Diaper Need Awareness Week, National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
The week of September 21 st – 27 th , 2020 was proclaimed as Diaper Need Awareness Week in Morristown. Due to the global pandemic and economic shutdown, the demand for diapers has increased. According to the National Survey, 1 out of 3 mothers do not have enough diapers for their young children. Citizens of Morristown are encouraged to generously donate to diaper banks, diaper drives, and any other organization that collects and distributes diapers to those in need.
September 15 th – October 15 th , 2020 was proclaimed National Hispanic Heritage month in Morristown. During this week, residents are encouraged to honor the contributions of Hispanics throughout history “Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country with their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.”
September 2020 was proclaimed as Childhood Cancer Awareness month as it’s the number one cause of death for children in America. Each year the U.S. has an estimated 15,780 children under the age of 19 who are diagnosed with cancer. 20% of children diagnosed don’t survive. Residents were encouraged to observe this month by learning more about childhood cancer and informing others as well.
Mayor Dougherty concluded by sharing the following upcoming events:
- Sept. 28 th – Foote’s Pond Public Information Meeting
- Oct. 3 rd – Shredding Event
- Oct. 5 th – Hydro-Raking at begins at Foote’s Pond
- Oct. 8 th – Burnham Park Master Plan Public Meeting will be held at 5pm at the pavilion
- Oct. 12 th – Town Hall will be closed for the holiday
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