|Posted:||December 9, 2016 10:36 AM|
|From:||Representative Karen Boback|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14, 2017|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating February 7 through 14, 2017, as “Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is considered to be the most common birth defect and is a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths worldwide, affecting 40,000 babies each year in the U.S. alone.
Despite the fact that CHD affects approximately 1.8 million families in the United States, a relatively small amount of funding is currently available for parent/patient educational services, research, and support. Most of the time, CHD is serious and requires surgery and/or medications which often presents an emotional and financial hardship for families
I am hoping that by introducing this resolution it will raise more awareness across the state for those families who have a child suffering from CHD.
I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. Thank you for your interest and support.
Introduced as HR61