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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2018 04:11 PM
From: Representative Katharine M. Watson
To: All House members
Subject: Tamanend Middle School Pay It Forward Day in Pennsylvania
I soon will be introducing a resolution designating February 24, 2018, as "Tamanend Middle School Pay
It Forward Day" in Pennsylvania.

The purpose of the resolution is to recognize the students of Tamanend Middle School of Central Bucks
School District who will come together with faculty, and members of the community, for the 18th Annual Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund Basketball Tournament.

Over the previous 17 years, Tamanend Middle School has raised $414,605 for the Kelly Anne Dolan
Memorial Fund, a local organization that assists families who have children with chronic or critical illnesses by providing financial support that insurance will not cover.

Kelly Anne Dolan bravely fought aplastic anemia for nearly five years before succumbing to a rare form of leukemia in 1976, a few months before her seventh birthday. During their frequent hospital trips, Kelly's parents saw the hardships many other families had to endure in order to care for their own ill children.

Her parents set up the memorial fund that year and it has gone on to help more than 27,000 families in crisis by providing them with support and guidance to care for their seriously ill children.

The fund helps families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries and provides financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items.

If you have any questions about this resolution, please contact Jeannie Dougherty in my Harrisburg office at 787-5452 or by email at jdougher@pahousegop.com.

I respectfully ask you to join me in sponsoring this House Resolution.

Introduced as HR653