Frank's Footnotes Newsletter: Happy Columbus Day Weekend

Prevention and Awareness: Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout my time in Congress I have met with various organizations working to promote awareness around this awful disease. Their work to advocate on behalf of those who are living with the disease, thosewho are care takers, and those who have died of breast cancer is truly admirable. I am supportive of prevention efforts that help to spread knowledge of the warning signs about the onset of breast cancer and will continue to work with these organizations.

May we all take the time this month to remember those loved ones and friends we have lost to this disease and dedicate ourselves to finding a cure for breast cancer.

(Pictured above: Members of the New Hampshire Breast Coalition on a visit to my Washington office!)

Eradicating Violence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence continues to be the leading cause of injury to women. I wanted to take the time to recognize this month as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for everyone to keep in mind those that have suffered and continue to suffer from such violence. I am an advocate of helping to spread awareness of these unjust acts in hopes that awareness will help to spare people from these acts. I commend those organizations in the Granite State and throughout our country that work to eradicate domestic violence and advocate on behalf of its victims and continue to be a beacon of hope for all those who find themselves in these violent situations.

Celebrating the 520th Anniversary of Columbus Day!

This Monday many Granite Staters will have a day off from work and school in recognition of Columbus Day. This year will mark the 520th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the Americas in 1492. Columbus was the first European to have discovered the New World of the Americas and it changed the course of our nation’s history. This day is remembered in the United States to pay tribute to the first journey to America. However you decide to celebrate this Columbus Day, I wish you all the best for a safe and relaxing holiday!

Fun Fact: President Franklin Roosevelt in 1937 declared October 12th as Columbus Day, but it was proclaimed by Congress as a national holiday on the second Monday of October in 1971.