2009 Assembly Joint Resolution 106
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: proclaiming February 5, 2010, as Go Red for Women Day.
Whereas, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women; and
Whereas, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 460,000 American women every year—almost one death per minute; and
Whereas, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five leading causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer; and
Whereas, 64 percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms; and
Whereas, research shows that 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts; and
Whereas, the American Heart Association started Go Red for Women Day in 2004 to educate women about heart disease and its prevention; and
Whereas, Go Red for Women Day is celebrated throughout the United States to raise awareness of heart disease in women and how to prevent it; and
Whereas, by increasing awareness of the risk factors for this devastating disease and taking actions to reduce them, we can save thousands of lives each year; and
Whereas, February is designated as American Heart Month; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, the Wisconsin legislature declares February 5, 2010, as Go Red for Women Day in Wisconsin.
Be it further resolved, That the legislature encourages all citizens to wear red in recognition of family, friends, and neighbors who have suffered from heart disease and as a show of support to fight this deadly disease.