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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15 to June 15, 2021, as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month in New York State

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J602



Senate Resolution No. 602

BY: Senator MAYER

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 15 to June 15, 2021, as Tourette Syndrome
Awareness Month in New York State

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

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15 to June 15, 2021, as
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month in New York State, in conjunction with
the observance of National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, Lack of public awareness has increased the social stigma
attached to Tourette Syndrome; and

WHEREAS, Early diagnosis and treatment of Tourette Syndrome can
prevent physical and psychological harm; and

WHEREAS, There is no known cure for Tourette Syndrome and treatment
involves multiple medications and therapies with costs that can be
prohibitive; and

WHEREAS, The Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national
not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to identifying the
cause, finding the cure, and controlling the effects of Tourette
Syndrome; and

WHEREAS, The Tourette Syndrome Association has designated May 15 to
June 15 as National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, the goal being to
educate the public about the nature and effects of Tourette Syndrome;
and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater awareness of this
serious health condition, 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 May 15 to June 15,
2021, as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month in New York State, and to
recognize the impact Tourette Syndrome can have on people living with
the disorder, and the importance of an early diagnosis and proper
treatment of Tourette Syndrome; 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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  • 09 / Apr / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Apr / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / Apr / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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