J706

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York

download pdf

Sponsored By

text

J706



Senate Resolution No. 706

BY: Senator RIVERA

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 2021, as Huntington's 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
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, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Huntington's Disease
Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, Huntington's disease is a devastating, hereditary,
degenerative brain disorder for which there is presently no effective
treatment or cure; and

WHEREAS, Huntington's disease slowly diminishes the affected
individual's ability to walk, think, talk and reason, eventually making
the person totally dependent upon others for his or her care; and

WHEREAS, Huntington's disease profoundly affects the lives of entire
families emotionally, socially and economically; and

WHEREAS, Currently, more than a quarter of a million Americans have
been diagnosed with Huntington's disease or are "at risk" of inheriting
the illness from an affected parent; and

WHEREAS, The Albany affiliate of the Huntington's Disease Society of
America was formed in 2011, with a mission of bringing awareness to the
general public regarding Huntington's disease and to raise funds to be
used for research, care and education; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
Huntington's Disease, and more must be done to increase activity at the
local, state and national levels to support those afflicted as well as
their families and caregivers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York; and the Albany affiliate of the Huntington's Disease Society
of America.

actions

  • 28 / Apr / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2021
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.