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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

House Resolution

H.R.  9

House resolution designating February 2, 2007 as “Wear Red for Women Day”

Offered by:  Representatives Barnard of Richmond, Pugh of Burlington, Acinapura of Brandon, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bissonnette of Winooski, Canfield of Fair Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donovan of Burlington, Evans of Essex, Flory of Pittsford, Gilbert of Fairfax, Grad of Moretown, Hosford of Waitsfield, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McDonald of Berlin, Milkey of Brattleboro, Minter of Waterbury, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Sharpe of Bristol and Sweaney of Windsor

Whereas, diseases of the heart are the nation’s leading cause of death, and stroke is the third leading cause of death, and

Whereas, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of over 480,000 American females each year (about one death per minute), and

Whereas, each year, of the females who die, 53 percent die from cardiovascular disease as compared to 46 percent of men, and approximately 35,000 more females than males die of stroke, and

Whereas, in 2006, the estimated direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in the United States are $403.1 billion, and

Whereas, only 13 percent of women consider cardiovascular disease their greatest health risk, and

Whereas, February is designated as American Heart Month, and

Whereas, “Go Red for Women” is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness of heart disease and to inspire women to take charge of their cardiovascular health, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body designates February 2, 2007 as “Wear Red for Women Day” and be it further

Resolved:  That the clerk of the house be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Nicole M. Lukas at the Vermont American Heart Association Northeast Affiliate in Williston.




____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


                                                                      Donald G. Milne

                                                                      Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont