King County Council designates March as Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

March 20, 2012

NEW — 10:25 a.m. March 20, 2012

King County Council members — led by Newcastle-area Councilman Reagan Dunn — sought to raise awareness of a life-threatening condition Monday, and proclaimed March as Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month.

Dunn, a local representative on the council, sponsored the proclamation to honor his late mother, former U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn. The elder Dunn died in September 2007 from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep-vein thrombosis.

“DVT awareness continues to grow in the public realm, but more needs to be done so people understand the signs and symptoms of DVT and can reduce their risk,” Reagan Dunn said. “In honor of my mother, I have worked across the country to raise awareness of this serious, yet preventable, condition.”

Jennifer Dunn, a former state GOP chairwoman, represented the 8th Congressional District in Washington, D.C., from January 1993 to January 2005.

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