K378

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2019, as Huntington's Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York

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K378



Assembly Resolution No. 378

BY: M. of A. Fahy

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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

  • 10 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 13 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

K377

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 12-18, 2019, as Women's Lung Health Week in the State of New York

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Assembly Resolution No. 377

BY: M. of A. Jaffee

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 12-18, 2019, as Women's Lung Health Week in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official weeks that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
issues 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 12-18, 2019, as
Women's Lung Health Week in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Women's Lung Health Week celebrates and honors the power of
women who stand united to fight lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, Lung Cancer is the number one killer of women; more women
die of lung cancer than any other cancer; and

WHEREAS, Tobacco use and exposure account for 98% of lung cancer;
lifestyle related behaviors are also linked to an increased risk of a
cancer diagnosis; and

WHEREAS, Asthma rates among women rose 97% compared to a 22%
increase in men over a 14 year period; and

WHEREAS, Chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) currently accounts for 1.5
million emergency room visits, 71,500 hospitalizations, and eight
million physician office and hospital outpatient visits annually; women
are 37% more likely to have COPD than men; and

WHEREAS, Women may also suffer from a host of other lung ailments
including: pulmonary emboli, blood clots which travels to the lung from
other parts of the body; pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in
the arteries which brings blood to the lungs; LAM
(lymphangioleiomyomatosis), a rare lung disease that mostly affects
women in their mid-30s and 40s; and influenza (the flu) and pneumonia,
respiratory infections caused by a virus which can damage the lungs; and

WHEREAS, Every seven minutes and thirty seconds, one woman in the
United States loses her battle with lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women
and men in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Advocacy and increased awareness will result in screening
and early detention for people with lung cancer that will ultimately
save lives; and

WHEREAS, Public support for research funding will result in better
treatment and early detection methods that will ultimately save lives;
and

WHEREAS, Lung Force is a national initiative, led by the American
Lung Association, to defeat lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, Access to adequate health care has a significant impact on
a woman's chance of surviving cancer; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue 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 12-18, 2019, as
Women's Lung Health Week 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.

actions

  • 10 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 13 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative