Bill Text: NY J01912 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 6, 2019, as got checked? Day in the State of New York

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 40-22)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-12 - ADOPTED [J01912 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-J01912-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 553

BY: M. of A. Jean-Pierre

        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        July  6,  2019,  as got checked? Day in the State of
        New York

  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official  days that are set aside to increase awareness of health 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 Saturday, July 6, 2019,
as got checked? Day in the State of New York; and

  WHEREAS, Sponsored by First Company Pink,  got  checked?  Day  is  a
vital,  lifesaving  campaign  meant to educate and inspire youth to seek
change, through breast-health interactive  workshops  and  an  array  of
valuable initiatives educating our young women about their breast cancer
risks,  allowing  them  to discover the lifesaving power of intervention
and lead them to early detection; and

  WHEREAS,  First  Company  Pink  is  an  independent   not-for-profit
organization  founded  in  April of 2010, by Donna Cioffi, as a selfless
act of courage, following her own personal battle  with  breast  cancer;
she,  along with others close to her, have experienced firsthand what it
is like to be on the frontline  of  the  battlefield;  these  passionate
women work together to give every woman an equal lifesaving opportunity;

  WHEREAS,   Since   its   inception,  First  Company  Pink  has  been
passionately committed to raising funds  to  support  lifesaving  breast
cancer  research and promoting wellness and increasing public awareness;
through its partnership with  The  Breast  Cancer  Research  Foundation,
First  Company Pink strives to fund clinical and translational research,
seeking prevention before a cure is needed; and

  WHEREAS, With a 2% yearly increase in metastatic breast cancer found
in young women and the fact that 1 in 227 women  in  the  United  States
will  be  diagnosed with breast cancer between the ages of 30 and 40, we
can no longer overlook this, it is now an epidemic; and

  WHEREAS, In 2015, Linda Bonanno, a fellow  survivor,  joined  forces
with  Donna Cioffi as co-Founder, Partner, and Creative Director to form
the Got Checked Campaign; and

  WHEREAS, This vital campaign is  focused  on  revising  the  current
mammogram age recommendation, and advocating for a breast health mandate
for  the  State  of  New  York and beyond, making it a permanent part of
young women's lives; and

  WHEREAS, Through a fresh and current approach using  tools  such  as
music,  videos, and a book entitled Decode Your Future, the got checked?
Campaign has reached a new audience of young women, educating them about
their breasts and their risks for breast cancer; and

  WHEREAS,  In  remembrance  of the women who have lost their lives to
breast cancer, and in support of those who are currently  fighting  this
disease, it is appropriate to recognize got checked? Day in the State of
New York in order to foster public awareness and understanding of breast
cancer  and  to  encourage  early  detection  and prompt treatment; now,
therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim July 6, 2019, as got
checked? Day 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 Linda Bonanno and Donna Cioffi,  co-Founders  of  the  got
checked? Campaign.