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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2018 11:44 AM
From: Representative Karen Boback
To: All House members
Subject: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week 2018 (February 7-14, 2018)
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating Wednesday, February 7 through Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 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.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this Resolution to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects (CHDs).

Thank you for your interest and support.

Introduced as HR681