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Legislation #: 050110 Introduction Date: 2/3/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Declaring the week of February 6-12, 2005, as Burns Awareness Week and commending the Shriners Hospitals for Children for the care and contribution they provide for young burn victims.

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2/2/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/3/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050110

 

Declaring the week of February 6-12, 2005, as Burns Awareness Week and commending the Shriners Hospitals for Children for the care and contribution they provide for young burn victims.

 

WHEREAS, severe burn injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States, especially among young children; and

 

WHEREAS, every year more than 2 million people suffer burn injuries of some kind, and more than one of every three burn victims are children; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately 75 percent of all burn injuries and deaths are preventable; and

 

WHEREAS, the Shrine of North America and Shriners Hospitals join with other burn facilities across the nation in recognizing the seriousness of this hazard and the urgent need to educate the public about burn prevention and fire safety; and

 

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to acknowledge the contributions of the Shrine of North America and to commend the Shriners for their continued support and care for young burn victims; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare the week of February 6-12, 2005, as Burns Awareness Week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and copies hereof be presented to Hank DeVry, Potentate of Ararat Shrine, Robert Turner, Chairman of Ararats hospital program, Chuck Zuvers, Public Relations Chairman, and George Wilkerson, Public Relations.

 

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