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NO. R-161. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO EDUCATING FAMILY MEMBERS ABOUT BREAST CANCER.

(J.R.S. 77)

Offered by: Senator Riehle of Chittenden County and Senator Snelling of Chittenden County.

Whereas, it is important to recognize that a woman's fight against breast cancer is a family matter, and

Whereas, it is important that children, husbands and brothers be educated and offered emotional support as the women in their lives undergo breast cancer treatment, and

Whereas, it is important that adult males, in particular, educate themselves in how to support the women in their lives that have contracted breast cancer, and

Whereas, the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation has played a critical role in underscoring this disease as a family matter with its campaign, It's My Fight Too, and

Whereas, February being recognized as the month of love, it is especially important that this issue be highlighted to make sure that an entire family touched by breast cancer is helped in every way possible, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the special needs of family members whose loved ones are valiantly undergoing breast cancer treatment be especially remembered during the month of February, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation.