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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the March of Dimes.

Hinkle, Crawford, Budak, Grubb

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the March of Dimes.

    Whereas, The mission of the March of Dimes, a national nonprofit 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 67-year history, the March of Dimes has saved millions of babies from death or disability, including many babies born in Indiana;

    Whereas, One out of every eight babies are born prematurely in Indiana;

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

    Whereas, The March of Dimes has been a pioneer in preventing birth defects through programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy: 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 support for the March of Dimes organization and urges all residents of Indiana to support the vital efforts of the March of Dimes through its Walk America Fundraiser and in its fight to have all babies born healthy.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the local March of Dimes chapter.