2007 -- H 5032

Enacted 01/09/07


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Naughton, E Coderre, Lima, Diaz, and Rice

     Date Introduced: January 09, 2007



     WHEREAS, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, claiming

the lives of approximately 41,000 women in the United States last year; and

     WHEREAS, Following the American Cancer Society's recommended guidelines for the

early detection of breast and cervical cancer improves the chances that these cancers can be

diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully; and

     WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Women's Cancer Screening Program provides free cancer

screenings to uninsured and underinsured women for breast and cervical cancer, and has screened

over 17,000 women since the programs inception in 1995; and

     WHEREAS, The American Cancer Society has created a 2007 calendar featuring Rhode

Island survivors of breast and cervical cancer to increase awareness of the importance of early

detection of cancer and to promote the Women's Cancer Screening program; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby proclaims January 9, 2007 to be "Women's Cancer Screening

Program Awareness Day" in the State of Rhode Island. We recognize the importance between

early detection and regular cancer screening to improving the health and wellness of all citizens

in our state; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives hereby welcomes three women featured

in the American Cancer Society's calendar, Ms. June, Armeather Gibbs from Providence, Ms.

September, Elaine Ison from Cranston, and Ms. October, Diane Miner from Wood River

Junction, who are visiting the General Assembly to commemorate cancer survivorship and

highlight the importance of early detection of breast and cervical cancer, particularly among

ethnic populations and the medically underserved population, two of the highest at-risk groups for

breast and cervical cancer. We wish them good health, tremendous success in all their endeavors,

and every future happiness, and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the National Office of the American Cancer

Society and the Southern New England Regional Office of the American Cancer Society.