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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 21, 2019 09:41 AM
From: Representative Marty Flynn
To: All House members
Subject: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month

Nearly two million Americans struggle daily with the burdens of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The pain caused by these diseases is often times debilitating and can make day-to-day life a struggle for those who are affected. Currently, there is no cure, only medications and treatments that aim to achieve remission and improve overall quality of life.

Organizations such as the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America sponsor cutting edge research to find a cure and offer a wide range of educational programs and support services to improve the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases. This resolution will raise public awareness around these efforts by designating May 2019 as “Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month.”

As stewards of public health, please consider joining me in promoting awareness of these diseases and recognizing organizations who are leading the way in finding a cure.

Introduced as HR226