Cohoes, New York Proclaims Week of June 24th as
Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week
Mayor John McDonald of the City of Cohoes, New York has presented to three area children proclamations making the week of June 24th Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week in the city of Cohoes. The children Jamie Guerin age 8, Rachel Ann Mossey age 6 and Nikki Tyler DeFruscio age 4 all suffer from Juvenile Diabetes. The city of Cohoes has been very supportive in helping bring awareness to this illness. Establishing a Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week will give us the opportunity to call awareness to what Juvenile Diabetes is and how it is an illness that does not discriminate.
The idea for a Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week actually came from Childrens Congress delegate Jessi Martin. Jessi and her mom Debi have gotten several cities within the city of Cincinnati Ohio to also recognize the week of June 24th as Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week. We are hoping that more people will ask their Mayors to recognize this week as Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week so that next year when the actual Children's Congress 2003 is taking place in Washington D.C. many of the cities will also be calling attention to our cause and the desperate need for a cure.
June 13, 2002
Jamie Guerin, Rachel Ann Mossey, and Nikki Tyler DeFruscio accept the proclamation from Mayor John McDonald
Jamie Guerin, Rachel Ann Mossey, and Nikki Tyler DeFruscio with Mayor John McDonald
Last Updated: Thursday February 27, 2014 19:28:21
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