Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas Women’s Health Week celebrates the extraordinary progress in women’s health and recognizes that more needs to be done to safeguard the health of women for generations to come; and

Whereas Women’s Health Week is a celebration of women taking responsibility for their own health through greater knowledge and understanding; and

Whereas Women from all walks of life and at every stage of life have unique health needs that should be addressed in their own right; and

Whereas Women’s health remains a priority for families, communities, and government, and our commitment to keeping women healthy is stronger than ever; and

Whereas Women’s Health Week celebrates the efforts of national and community organizations working with partners and volunteers to improve awareness of key women's health issues,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim May 12th-18th, 2013, to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this seventh day of May, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts