PRINTER'S NO. 1906

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE RESOLUTION

No. 198 Session of 1999


        INTRODUCED BY PHILLIPS, FAIRCHILD, HESS, ALLEN, ARMSTRONG,
           BAKER, BARD, BEBKO-JONES, BELARDI, BENNINGHOFF, CAPPABIANCA,
           CIVERA, CLARK, L. I. COHEN, M. COHEN, CORRIGAN, DeWEESE,
           DONATUCCI, EGOLF, FICHTER, GEIST, GIGLIOTTI, GRUCELA, HARHAI,
           HARHART, HERSHEY, HORSEY, HUTCHINSON, JAMES, JOSEPHS,
           LAUGHLIN, LEDERER, LEH, MAITLAND, MAJOR, MANDERINO, MARKOSEK,
           McNAUGHTON, MELIO, S. MILLER, MYERS, ORIE, PESCI, PIPPY,
           RAMOS, READSHAW, ROBERTS, RUBLEY, SATHER, SAYLOR, SERAFINI,
           SEYFERT, SHANER, SOLOBAY, STABACK, TANGRETTI, E. Z. TAYLOR,
           TRUE, WALKO, WOJNAROSKI, YOUNGBLOOD AND ZUG, JUNE 8, 1999

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON RULES, JUNE 8, 1999

                                  A RESOLUTION

     1  Designating the teddy bear named Burke P. Bear, of Boyds Bears,
     2     as Pennsylvania's ambassador for love, peace, fun and a cure
     3     for cystic fibrosis and encouraging the citizens of
     4     Pennsylvania to support efforts to find a cure for cystic
     5     fibrosis.

     6     WHEREAS, Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic
     7  disease and affects the lungs and digestive system of children;
     8  and
     9     WHEREAS, Boyds Bears named a special teddy bear in its fall
    10  1997 collection "Burke P. Bear" after Burke Derr, a child who
    11  collected teddy bears, who died on June 17, 1997, of cystic
    12  fibrosis; and
    13     WHEREAS, Over 134 retailers of Boyds Bears in Pennsylvania,
    14  30 other states and Canada have been donating $1 from every
    15  Burke P. Bear sold to Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc.; and


     1     WHEREAS, Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc., has announced a
     2  "Million Dollar Bear" nationwide campaign to raise awareness of
     3  cystic fibrosis and raise funds for cystic fibrosis research;
     4  and
     5     WHEREAS, The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 million by
     6  the end of 2000, the year in which Burke Derr would have
     7  graduated from college; therefore be it
     8     RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate the
     9  teddy bear named Burke P. Bear, of Boyds Bears, as
    10  Pennsylvania's ambassador for love, peace, having fun and curing
    11  cystic fibrosis and encourage the citizens of Pennsylvania to
    12  support efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.












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