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Commending the American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives upon the occasion of its 4th Annual Journey of Hope Gala o...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the American Cancer Society Eastern
Division Asian Initiatives & Helping Hands Foundation upon the occasion
of its 4th Annual Journey of Hope Gala on June 13, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives & Helping
Hands Foundation upon the occasion of its 4th Annual Journey of Hope
Gala; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated on Thursday, June 13,
2013, at Leonard's in Great Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based
voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major
health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing
suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service;
the year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Socie-
ty; and
WHEREAS, The American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initi-
atives & Helping Hands Foundation works closely with elected officials
in its mission to reduce the burden of cancer in New York's substantial
Asian and Asian American population through cancer prevention, service,
research, education and advocacy; and
WHEREAS, Each year, Asian Initiatives delivers immeasurable impact and
great value to the community by promoting prevention and early
detection, offering free screenings for underinsured individuals,
providing support and guidance to cancer patients and their families and
helping to improve these patients' quality of life during their cancer
journey; it hopes to save lives and create more birthdays by prolonging
the lives of patients, both physically and spiritually and to galvanize
the Asian community in embracing our important mission; and
WHEREAS, The Journey of Hope Gala is supported by prominent members of
New York and New Jersey's philanthropic community leaders and is one of
the American Cancer Society Asian Initiatives' distinguishing events;
and
WHEREAS, At the 2013 Journey of Hope Gala, the American Cancer Society
Eastern Division Asian Initiatives & Helping Hands Foundation will be
honoring Mun K Hong, M.D., the Director of Interventional Cardiology and
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospi-
tals; George F. Heinrich, M.D., Chairman of NYHQ; and Vincent A. Benena-
ti, Chief Executive Officer of East Coast Orthotic and Prosthetic Corpo-
ration for their significant contributions and outstanding services to
the community; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the American
Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives & Helping Hands Foun-
dation; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our atten-
tion, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initiatives &

Helping Hands Foundation upon the occasion of its 4th Annual Journey of
Hope Gala; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the American Cancer Society Eastern Division Asian Initi-
atives & Helping Hands Foundation.

actions

  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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