September 25, 2014

Brinks Resolution Declares October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Designation highlights the fight against a leading cause of women’s death

Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), who has introduced several proposals to combat breast cancer and promote early detection of the disease, has introduced House Resolution 411, naming October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. The measure passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.

“The fight against breast cancer must be unrelenting, because the disease has robbed too many families of mothers, daughters, sisters and cousins,” Brinks said. “Treatment and prevention begin with awareness and knowledge. I’m glad to call attention to this devastating disease so that more women will be aware of the importance of early detection and treatment.”

Brinks has made combatting breast cancer an important priority at the state Capitol. There were 7,329 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Michigan in 2011, and 1,424 breast cancer deaths in 2012, the last years for which information was available from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

“Declaring October to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan is a good start, but it is only a start,” Brinks said. “Treatment is most effective when started early, which is why calling attention to breast cancer is so important. I thank my colleagues for passing this resolution and raising awareness about breast cancer in Michigan.”

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September 16, 2014

Rep. Brinks Introduces Teacher Tax Credit Proposal

Bill creates tax credit for teachers buying school supplies out-of-pocket

August 5, 2014

Grand Rapids Road Project Awarded, Underscores Need for Road Fixes

Plainfield Avenue project wins quality of life award from national group

July 11, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina Refugees Recognized in Rep. Brinks Resolution

Thousands of Bosniaks found refuge in Michigan after 1990s war

July 9, 2014

Rep. Brinks: Coffee Hour Location *Changed* After Tornado Damage

Representative pledges to support business during reconstruction effort


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