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Designates October 1 of each year as “Ostomy Awareness Day” in New Jersey.


Sponsored by: Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex), Assemblywoman SADAF F. JAFFER District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)
Co-Sponsored by: Assemblyman DiMaio


This joint resolution permanently designates October 1 of Ostomy Awareness Day” in New Jersey to raise public awareness about ostomy and ostomy surgery, erase the stigma that is sometimes associated with having an ostomy, and ensure that people living with an ostomy are not discriminated against and are accepted as normal and healthy members of their communities.

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