HC 10_ Filed 01/29/2001

Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION proclaiming January 29, 2001, as March of Dimes Day at the Capitol.



Tincher, Kersey, Crosby, Grubb




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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION proclaiming January 29, 2001, as March of Dimes Day at the Capitol.

    Whereas, Four major problems threaten the health of America's babies: birth defects, infant mortality, low birthweight, and lack of prenatal care;

    Whereas, The mission of the March of Dimes, a national non-profit organization, is to bring us closer to the day when all babies will be born healthy;

    Whereas, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the March of Dimes in 1938 to fight polio, with the first research grant going to Yale University that same year;

    Whereas, Over its 63-year history, the March of Dimes has saved millions of babies from death or disability, including many babies born in Indiana;

    Whereas, On an average day in America, 411 babies are born with birth defects, and 18 babies die as a result of birth defects;

    Whereas, The March of Dimes has been a pioneer in preventing birth defects through programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy; and

    Whereas, The nation's hopes for ensuring that the children of future generations get a healthy start in life depend upon accurate and timely identification and monitoring of birth

defects: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly proclaims Monday, January 29, 2001, as the March of Dimes Day at the Capitol and urges all residents of Indiana to support the vital efforts of the March of Dimes in its fight to save babies.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the local March of Dimes chapter.