Women and Girls' Wellness Month


WHEREAS, women and girls comprise more than half of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s total population; and

WHEREAS, the wellness of Virginia’s female population is vital to the well-being of our Commonwealth’s families, businesses and communities; and

WHEREAS, it is important for women and girls to learn and cultivate healthy habits to increase the likelihood of their living productive, happy, and healthy lives; and

WHEREAS, many wellness issues particularly affect women, including breast, lung, and other cancers, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, mental health, and sexual and domestic violence; and

WHEREAS, many Virginia-based organizations offer gender-specific programs and services that benefit female health and wellness, and many also collaborate with the Women’s Health Virginia Network to promote women and girls’ wellness; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting to recognize the importance of women and girls’ health to the continued well-being of Virginians and the prosperity of the Commonwealth and its communities;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 2017 as WOMEN & GIRLS’ WELLNESS MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.