J3167

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 2020, as Gastroparesis Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J3167



Senate Resolution No. 3167

BY: Senator BROOKS

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
August 2020, as Gastroparesis Awareness Month in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
illnesses that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 2020, as
Gastroparesis Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction
with the observance of National Gastroparesis Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, The mission of Gastroparesis Awareness Month is to promote
awareness of gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), a debilitating disorder
characterized by severe pain, nausea, vomiting, extreme bloating and
early satiety; and

WHEREAS, This chronic disorder causes delayed emptying of the
stomach, and can lead to malnourishment, dehydration, extreme weight
loss, esophageal damage, and dangerously erratic blood sugar levels; and

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis is a chronic illness which, according to
National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates, affects more than 5
million people in the United States, yet is slightly known or
understood; and

WHEREAS, There is little awareness, no known cure, and few
consistently safe, reliable, and effective medications or treatments;
and

WHEREAS, Many New Yorkers have been diagnosed with gastroparesis;
this Legislative Body recognizes the vital importance of further
research, improved medications, and additional treatment options; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater awareness of this
serious health disorder, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and National levels; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 2020, as
Gastroparesis Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction
with the observance of National Gastroparesis Awareness Month; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

actions

  • 21 / May / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / May / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 27 / May / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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