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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 29, 2018, as Make-A-Wish Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 29, 2018, as Make-A-Wish Day in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of World Wish Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of actions that affect the
lives of sick children in New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 29, 2018, as Make-A-Wish
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
World Wish Day; and
WHEREAS, It was the wish of seven-year-old Leukemia sufferer Chris
Greicius to become a police officer; when police heard about this they
wanted to help and granted his wish; and
WHEREAS, Young Chris was a police officer for one day on the 29th of
April in 1980; others heard about this and thought that granting wishes
for sick children was a good idea; subsequently, the Make-A-Wish Founda-
tion was founded and became one of the best-known children's charities
in the world; and
WHEREAS, This led to the birth of World Wish Day, the anniversary of
the day the police granted Chris' wish; and
WHEREAS, There are now 48 countries involved in World Wish Day; people
celebrate wish-granting across the globe by making dreams come true for
sick children; and
WHEREAS, Anyone who wants to get involved in this celebration can
spread the word using social media sites, donate money to the charity or
refer a child they know; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater awareness of this
vital day and the much appreciated and valuable wishes the Make-A-Wish
Foundation grants to the sick children of our State and Nation; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 29, 2018, as
Make-A-Wish Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of World Wish Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 29 / Mar / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2018
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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