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105 STAT. 374 PUBLIC LAW 102-81—AUG. 6, 1991 Public Law 102-81 102d Congress Joint Resolution Aug. 6, 1991 To designate the week beginning July 28, 1991, as "National Juvenile Arthritis [S.J. Res. 142] Awareness Week". Whereas over 250,000 children in the United States are affected by the debilitating disease known as Juvenile Arthritis; Whereas this crippling condition attacks the joints and major organs of the human body—heart, liver, spleen, and even eyes; Whereeis this disease is often lifelong, affecting children into their adulthood, making even simple tasks seem difficult and frustrating, affecting the quality of life for our future citizens and leaders; Whereas Juvenile Arthritis can be controlled reasonably well in most people, but it can prove fatal in some instances; and Whereas the commitment to research and education efforts to develop a greater understanding about Juvenile Arthritis should be encouraged and continued: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United- States of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning July 28, 1991, is designated as "National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Week". The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved August 6, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 142: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed Senate. July 24, considered and passed House.