A resolution was passed this week unanimously in the state Assembly calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to declare April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in New York State.
Lawmakers pointed out that 1 million American’s have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and a new diagnosis is made every nine minutes in the United States alone. A group from the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), headquarterd in Staten Island, NY, traveled to the state capitol with a group of 30 local members of the Parkinson disease community, including students from Susan E. Wagner High School, APDA Board Members Thomas K. Penett, Esq. and Mario J. Esposito Jr., people living with PD and their care partners, and APDA national staff.