Resolution J2662-2013

Commending the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce upon the occasion of hosting its annual Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness event

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending the Dutchess County Regional Chamber
of Commerce upon the occasion of  hosting  its  annual  Think  Pink  for
Breast Cancer Awareness event, on October 1, 2013

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce upon  the  occasion  of
hosting  its  annual  Think  Pink  for Breast Cancer Awareness event, on
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at River Station Restaurant  Seafood  &  Steak
Restaurant and Catering, Poughkeepsie, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Dutchess  County Regional Chamber of Commerce, formerly
known as the Poughkeepsie Area  Chamber  of  Commerce,  was  created  on
November  20,  1907, to support area businesses in an effort to grow the
local economy; the organization began with 312 charter members; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to working on behalf of its members, the Dutchess
County Regional Chamber of Commerce has  always  been  actively  engaged
with its community, taking action in support of important issues; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is in this spirit of engagement that the Dutchess County
Regional Chamber of Commerce has, for many years, been the proud host of
its annual Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness event; and
  WHEREAS, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and
  WHEREAS, Breast cancer is a substantial public health problem  in  the
United  States  and, as many recent studies point out, in New York State
particularly; and
  WHEREAS, Although mortality rates have fallen as knowledge  about  the
disease  has increased, the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed each
year still continues to rise; and
  WHEREAS, Several recent reports have found that breast cancer  is  the
most  common  cancer  occurring among women in New York State, with over
14,800 new cases diagnosed and an estimated 2,800 deaths per year; and
  WHEREAS, Programs such as the  Dutchess  County  Regional  Chamber  of
Commerce  Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness event play an important
role in combating the disease through  providing  education,  resources,
and funds towards finding a cure; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body that when associ-
ations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce upon the occa-
sion of hosting its annual Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness event;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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