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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 15, 2016 - Introduced by Senators Darling, Shilling, Gudex, L. Taylor,
Vinehout, C. Larson, Olsen, Cowles, Harsdorf, Harris Dodd, Carpenter,
Petrowski, Bewley, Erpenbach, Lassa, Marklein, Risser, Miller,
Wanggaard, Wirch, Tiffany, Stroebel, Hansen, Ringhand, Moulton and
Lazich, cosponsored by Representatives Czaja, Hebl, Sinicki, Thiesfeldt,
Milroy, Goyke, Shankland, Ballweg, Berceau, Jorgensen, Ripp, Kahl,
Kolste, Kleefisch, Spiros, Petryk, Tittl, C. Taylor, Murtha, Tranel,
Johnson, Danou, Subeck, Kerkman, Barnes, Billings, E. Brooks, Doyle,
Edming, Hintz, Genrich, Jagler, Bernier, Kessler, Knodl, Knudson, Wachs,
Barca, Kuglitsch, Spreitzer, Skowronski, Schraa, Sargent, Rodriguez,
Riemer, Swearingen, Macco, Mason, VanderMeer, Krug, Vos, Ohnstad,
Novak, Steffen, Meyers, Loudenbeck, Pope and Gannon. Referred to
Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR81,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming Friday, February 5, 2016, to be National Wear Red Day in
2recognition of heart disease awareness and prevention.
SJR81,1,43 Whereas, heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet 80 percent of
4cardiac events can be prevented; and
SJR81,1,65 Whereas, cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women's deaths each year,
6killing approximately one woman every minute; and
SJR81,1,87 Whereas, an estimated 43 million women in the United States are affected by
8cardiovascular diseases; and
SJR81,1,119 Whereas, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing
10heart disease, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her
11greatest health threat; and
SJR81,1,1312 Whereas, women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related
13studies; and
SJR81,1,1514 Whereas, since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart
15disease; and
1Whereas, women are less likely to call "911" for themselves when experiencing
2symptoms of a heart attack than they are if someone else were having a heart attack;
SJR81,2,54 Whereas, heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American
5women and causes the same number of deaths in Hispanic women as cancer; and
SJR81,2,86 Whereas, women involved with the American Heart Association's Go Red for
7Women movement live healthier lives—nearly 90 percent have made at least one
8healthy behavior change; and
SJR81,2,109 Whereas, Go Red For Women is asking all Americans to Go Red by wearing red
10and speaking red:
SJR81,2,12 11 Get Your Numbers: ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and
SJR81,2,13 13 Own Your Lifestyle: stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy;
SJR81,2,14 14 Raise Your Voice: advocate for more women-related research and education;
SJR81,2,16 15 Educate Your Family: make healthy food choices for you and your family.
16Teach your kids the importance of staying active;
SJR81,2,18 17 Don't be silent: tell every woman you know that heart disease is their number
18one killer. Raise your voice at; now, therefore, be it
SJR81,2,21 19Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That in recognition of
20the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, the legislature
21proclaims Friday, February 5, 2016, to be National Wear Red Day.
SJR81,2,2222 (End)