WHEREAS, the catastrophic injury or death of a parent or guardian can have a devastating emotional and financial impact on a family unit; and,
WHEREAS, when injury or death results from a work-related accident, compensation benefits are often insufficient to allow the children of the worker to pursue their educational dreams; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan is fortunate to have Kids’ Chance of Michigan Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial scholarships to children of seriously injured workers, so that the children can pursue and achieve their educational goals; and,
WHEREAS, Kids’ Chance of Michigan Inc. has awarded scholarships to over 15 children totaling $120,000 since its inception in 2013; and,
WHEREAS, Kids’ Chance of Michigan, Inc. is one of 33 Kids’ Chance organizations throughout the United States that make a significant difference in the lives of children affected by a workplace injury;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 13-17, 2017 as Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in Michigan.