(By Delegate Fleischauer)

Commemorating the March of Dimes 60th anniversary year.

Whereas, The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a voluntary health organization working to ensure healthy lives for West Virginia's children; and
Whereas, The March of Dimes was founded in 1938 to raise funds through the efforts of thousands of volunteers to support the development of a vaccine that virtually eliminated the crippling human toll of polio; and
Whereas, For the past 40 years the March of Dimes has been a pioneer in saving babies from birth defects, low birth weight and infant death through research, education, community services and advocacy; and
Whereas, The State's hope for assuring future generations of children a healthy start in life depends on the efforts and commitment of all West Virginians; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That all residents of the State of West Virginia are urged to celebrate this year by supporting the efforts of the West Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes to prevent birth defects and infant death; and, be it
Further Rresolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.