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SR0273 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Senate  of  the  State  of
 3    Illinois  learned  with  regret  of the passing of Bernadette
 4    "Bunny" Cline, founder and executive director of the  Chicago
 5    Myeloma Foundation, on Wednesday, September 3, 2003; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Bernadette  Cline's first cancer diagnosis came
 7    30 years ago, not long after being  named  Ms.  Chicago;  the
 8    diagnosis  wasn't her last, however, as Hodgkin's disease was
 9    followed by lymphoma, cervical cancer, and multiple  myeloma;
10    and

11        WHEREAS,  Ms. Cline's three-decade survival far surpassed
12    doctors' expectations, inspiring others and allowing  her  to
13    launch  the  Chicago  Myeloma  Foundation  in 2000; Ms. Cline
14    served as executive director of the myeloma  foundation;  the
15    foundation  serves patients in the Midwest, a group Ms. Cline
16    felt was underserved  by  existing  myeloma  groups  on  both
17    coasts;  she was always an advocate of getting some knowledge
18    to the patient so they understood all the  possible  outcomes
19    and what all the possibilities were; and

20        WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  the foundation, Ms. Cline was
21    involved in support groups and scheduling speakers to  inform
22    the  public  about  myeloma;  she  was  also an advocate of a
23    woman's rights in the workplace; and

24        WHEREAS, Last year, she and State  Senator  Peter  Roskam
25    secured  a  grant  for  more than $175,000 from the State for
26    multiple myeloma research at Northwestern University; and

27        WHEREAS,  Throughout  her  life,  Bernadette  Cline   was
28    supported by her devoted husband, Tim Rinkoski; therefore, be
29    it

31    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
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 1    all  who  knew and loved her, the death of Bernadette "Bunny"
 2    Cline of Downers Grove; and be it further

 3        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
 4    presented  to the family of Bernadette "Bunny" Cline with our
 5    sincerest condolences.