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State of Vermont

Senate Chamber

Montpelier, Vermont

Senate Resolution

By Senators Lyons, Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Cummings, Giard, Hartwell, MacDonald, McCormack, Miller, Nitka, Sears, Shumlin and Snelling,

     S.R. 8.  Senate resolution relating to designating February 2, 2007, as "Wear Red for Women Day."

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 Senate:

That this Senate of the State of Vermont designates February 2, 2007, as “Wear Red for Women Day” and be it further

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



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