HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 12
(By Delegates Armstead, Anderson, Andes, Ashley, Barker, Boggs, Border, Brown, Cann, Carmichael, Ellem, Ellington, Evans, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frazier, Gearheart, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hatfield, Howell, Iaquinta, Ireland, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Marshall, Martin, C. Miller, Moore, Moye, O'Neal, Pasdon, L. Phillips, Pino, D. Poling, M. Poling, Poore, Romine, Rowan, Savilla, Snuffer, Sobonya, Storch, Sumner, Varner, Walker and Williams)
Encouraging West Virginia’s middle and high schools to help promote breast cancer awareness by hosting “pink” sports and recreational events during the month of October.
Whereas, Middle school and high school students are often faced with a parent, grandparent or loved one being diagnosed with breast cancer; and
Whereas, Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer among women in the United States; and
Whereas, Annual breast cancer screenings are extremely important, especially in women over 40; and
Whereas, Mammography is the best available method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt; and
Whereas, Since its inception, mammography use has doubled and breast cancer death rates have declined; and
Whereas, Breast cancer deaths could further decline if all women age 40 and over received mammograms at regular intervals; and
Whereas, Educating West Virginia women about the importance of early detection for breast cancer is essential; and
Whereas, West Virginia’s public schools are an integral part of the communities in which they are located and sports and recreational events held at the schools are likely to be attended by many members of the community; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates
That the House of Delegates recognizes the importance of breast cancer awareness, early detection, and annual screenings; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby encourages West Virginia’s middle and high schools to help promote breast cancer awareness by hosting “pink” sports and recreational events during the month of October; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a certified copy of this resolution to the principals of West Virginia’s middle and high schools.