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Text of Supporting the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for other purposes.

This resolution was introduced on September 19, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 19, 2006 (Introduced).

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IV

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 476

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 19, 2006

(for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Berman, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mrs. Capito, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Castle, Mr. Cleaver, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Mrs. Drake, Mr. Dreier, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hall, Ms. Hart, Mr. Higgins, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. McCarthy, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. McCotter, Mr. McNulty, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mrs. Myrick, Ms. Norton, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Owens, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, and Mr. Wynn) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Supporting the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for other purposes.

Whereas every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer;

Whereas another 212,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2005;

Whereas breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 40 and 55;

Whereas breast cancer caused over 40,000 deaths in the United States in 2005;

Whereas 1 out of every 8 women who live to the age of 85 will develop breast cancer in her lifetime;

Whereas the survival rate of women who have breast cancer is 96 percent when detected in the early stages;

Whereas mammograms and monthly breast self-examinations are the key components of early detection;

Whereas observing a Breast Cancer Awareness Month would provide a special opportunity to offer education on the importance of monthly breast self-examinations and annual mammograms; and

Whereas it would be appropriate to observe October 2006 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Now, therefore, be it

That the Congress—

(1)

supports the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to provide a special opportunity to offer education on the importance of monthly breast self-examinations and annual mammograms;

(2)

salutes the more than 2,000,000 breast cancer survivors in the United States and the efforts of victims, volunteers, and professionals who combat breast cancer each day;

(3)

recognizes and applauds the national and community organizations for their work in promoting awareness about breast cancer, providing information, and offering treatment to its sufferers; and

(4)

urges organizations and health practitioners to use this opportunity to promote awareness about breast cancer, to support monthly self-examinations, and to encourage annual mammograms.