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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 18, 2013, as Ependymoma Awareness Day in the State of New York

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  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 18, 2013, as Ependymoma Awareness Day in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body, representing the people of the State of
New York, recognizes specific days that bring attention and awareness to
important issues that affect the lives of the people living in this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Thursday, April 18, 2013, as Epen-
dymoma Awareness Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with
National Ependymoma Awareness Day; and
WHEREAS, Childhood Ependymoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer)
cells form in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord; and
WHEREAS, The brain controls vital functions such as memory and learn-
ing, the five senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch), and
emotion; the spinal cord is made up of bundles of nerve fibers that
connect the brain with nerves in most parts of the body; and
WHEREAS, Frequent headaches, seizures, recurrent nausea and vomiting,
and loss of balance or trouble walking are all symptoms that may be
caused by childhood ependymoma; and
WHEREAS, Adult and pediatric cancers are often thought of and treated
separately; a collaborative group of scientists and health care provid-
ers have joined together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and lives
of people living with ependymoma; and
WHEREAS, These varied practitioners are dedicated to the highest prin-
ciples of professionalism and maintain these standards through education
and ongoing clinical research, as well as a personal commitment to
improve the lives of people living with ependymoma; and
WHEREAS, People of all ages seek information to improve the diagnosis,
treatment, and survival of this tumor which impacts their lives; and
WHEREAS, It is vital that those with ependymoma, their families, and
health care providers understand the full realm of available treatments
and seek competent and. professional care; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
both the local and State level to support the patients as well as their
families; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 18, 2013, as
Ependymoma Awareness Day in the State of New York, and to encourage all
New Yorkers to learn more about the symptoms of ependymoma and support
improvements in treatment and quality of life for the patients; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and the CERN Foundation.

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