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File #: 2010-0199    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 3/2/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/2/2010
Enactment date: 3/2/2010 Enactment #: 126
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Bonnie DeCarlo, JoAnn Forrester, and Judy Bannon on their dedication to our community, and the babies of Pennsylvania; and it is RESOLVED FURTHER that the Council hereby declares March 3, 2010, to be “CELEBRATE & SHARE DAY” and “CRIBS FOR KIDS DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MRS. HARRIS
Attachments: 1. 2010-0199.doc
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WHEREAS, since 1998, through the donation of thousands of cribs, Cribs for Kids has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation; and
 
WHEREAS, Celebrate and Share was founded by Bonnie DeCarlo and JoAnn R. Forrester to feature the achievements of women and raise funds for organizations which focus on the needs of women and children in our community; and
 
WHEREAS, this year's event, the Fifth Annual Women of Achievement Awards, whose honorary Co-Chairs are District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr., and Mary Zappala , will be an evening event honoring 21 women in the Pittsburgh area working in many fields, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Omni William Penn Ballroom; and
 
WHEREAS, Cribs for Kids was founded in 1998 by District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, the late Mayor Bob O'Connor, the late Commander Gwen Elliot, and SIDS of PA Executive Director Judith Bannon who works tirelessly to spread the word about reducing SIDS through providing cribs for infants and educating parents about practicing safe sleep for their babies; and
 
WHEREAS, since Cribs for Kids' inception and the success of its "Back to Sleep" Campaign, the incidence of SIDS has been reduced by 50% in Pennsylvania;  
 
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Bonnie DeCarlo, JoAnn Forrester, and Judy Bannon on their dedication to our community, and the babies of Pennsylvania; and it is
 
RESOLVED FURTHER that the Council hereby declares March 3, 2010, to be "CELEBRATE & SHARE DAY" and "CRIBS FOR KIDS DAY" in the City of Pittsburgh.