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NO. R-63. JOINT RESOLUTION designating March "Itís My Fight Too Month".

(J.R.S. 35)

Offered by: Senator Chard of Windham County, Senator Snelling of Chittenden County, Senator Campbell of Windsor County, Senator Doyle of Washington County and Senator Lyons of Chittenden County.

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

Whereas, one out of every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and

Whereas, the likely means of detecting breast cancer are mammograms, breast self-exams, medical exams and a partnerís observations, and

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

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

Whereas, the nonprofit Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation serving Vermont and northern New England has begun this campaign which is now national in scope, and

Whereas, 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 General Assembly designates March as "Itís My Fight Too Month," and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Paul Jesup at the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation in Dover, New Hampshire.