By Daniele Owens
Entirely East Lansing staff writer
East Lansing City Council passed a proclamation recognizing that July 17 is National Cancer Survivor Day honoring the survivors and fighters of cancer. East Lansing City Clerk Nicole Evans said that city officials passed the proclamation because they wanted to show support for making people aware and educate them about cancer. “East Lansing is a close-knit community and we support our residents and each other,” said Evans. Sharolyn Gonzalez, the outreach manager of Sparrow Hospital Cancer Center, and a uterus and breast cancer survivor, said that she is happy that East Lansing is participating in the joyous celebration. “There have been great strides made,” she said.