3rd Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 209


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(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling of the arms, legs and other parts of the body and can lead to severe infection or the loss of use of limbs;

AND WHEREAS persons with lymphedema must endure a variety of hardships and challenges;

AND WHEREAS there is currently no cure for lymphedema;

AND WHEREAS March 6 in each year is set aside as Lymphedema Awareness Day in order to increase public awareness of this serious medical condition;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Lymphedema Awareness Day

1           In each year, March 6 is to be known as Lymphedema Awareness Day.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter L270 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims March 6 in each year as Lymphedema Awareness Day.