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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 2021, as Heart Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 196

BY: Senator BIAGGI

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
February 2021, as Heart Disease 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
diseases 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, this Legislative Body to memorialize Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 2021, as Heart Disease Awareness
Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Heart Disease Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, American Heart Month, held each February, is the month for
lovers and all things heart related which reminds New Yorkers to take
care of their heart; and

WHEREAS, This annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage
Americans to join the battle against heart disease; and

WHEREAS, A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to
researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for
their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart
disease; and

WHEREAS, Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke,
remains the leading global cause of death for men and women in the
United States with more than 17.9 million deaths each year; one in four
of these deaths are caused by heart disease; and

WHEREAS, Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming
more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined; and

WHEREAS, Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with
education and lifestyle changes such as by making healthy choices and
managing their health conditions; and

WHEREAS, About one in three adults in the United States has high
blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke; and

WHEREAS, Hospitals and health systems around the country celebrate
American Hearth Month by helping to raise awareness in their communities
about heart disease; staff wear red and volunteers knit or crochet
pint-sized red hats for newborns; in addition, they hold free screenings
and heart health awareness events; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater awareness of this
serious health disease, 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 February 2021, as Heart
Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; 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.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 26 / Jan / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 26 / Jan / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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