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       Florida Senate - 2010              (Corrected Copy)(NP)    SR 80
       By Senators Joyner and Wilson
       18-00016D-10                                            201080__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution commending The Links, Incorporated, for
    3         its work in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, The Links, Incorporated, is a highly respected
    6  international organization consisting of more than 12,000
    7  professional, accomplished, dedicated women of African ancestry
    8  in 273 chapters, located in 42 states, the District of Columbia,
    9  and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas with a mission and purpose
   10  of friendship and community service, and
   11         WHEREAS, members of The Links are role models, mentors,
   12  activists, and volunteers who work toward purposeful public
   13  service with educational, cultural, and civic commitments
   14  through four functional facets — International Trends and
   15  Services, National Trends and Services, the Arts, and Services
   16  to Youth, and
   17         WHEREAS, the National Trends and Services facet of The
   18  Links, Incorporated, also encompasses service related to three
   19  Linkages, including education, health and wellness, and
   20  legislative work, which highlights and addresses concerns of the
   21  organization in these areas and also affects African Americans
   22  and society, and
   23         WHEREAS, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   24  (CDC) reports that childhood obesity is a public health epidemic
   25  which poses one of the most urgent threats to the health and
   26  well being of children and their families the Southern Area of
   27  The Links, Incorporated announces that childhood obesity shall
   28  be its focused program initiative, and
   29         WHEREAS, the Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated have
   30  officially launched its Childhood Obesity Initiative and
   31  simultaneously announced its partnership with other health
   32  organizations to provide resources to support this initiative
   33  with Chapters located throughout the Southern Area, and
   34         WHEREAS, Links from around the State of Florida have
   35  assembled on March 25, 2010 to demonstrate their support for the
   36  elimination of childhood obesity, and to focus their efforts in
   37  establishing, supporting, and continuing to identify those
   38  programs aimed at preventing childhood obesity, and to encourage
   39  Legislators to monitor, implement, and seek progress through
   40  legislation, and
   41         WHEREAS, Senator Arthenia L. Joyner and Senator Frederica
   42  Wilson are members of The Links, Incorporated, NOW, THEREFORE,
   44  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   46         That this body does pause in its deliberations to pay its
   47  respects to the dedicated efforts and example of the Southern
   48  Area of The Links, Incorporated, led by Link Mary F. Currie,
   49  Area Director, in their successful campaign to eliminate
   50  childhood obesity and support those programs as identified that
   51  support this initiative and assist to create a better quality of
   52  life for the children of this state.

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