The good health and general well-being of the people of Lee County, Florida is strengthened by our knowledge and understanding of a little-known genetic disorder called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS); and
WHEREAS, children with CdLS are usually born with low birth weight and develop at a slower rate, both cognitively and physically, and experience various medical complications; and
WHEREAS, dedicated professionals are presently involved in valuable research to explore new therapies and diagnostic tools and to offer hope to children with CdLS; and
WHEREAS, an estimated 20,000 men, women and children in the United States have CdLS but remain undiagnosed or without support services; therefore, they miss out on critical medical services and support that can impact their quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation observes National CdLS Awareness Day on the second Saturday of May each year to educate all segments of the population about the syndrome; and
WHEREAS, Lee County is pleased to join people throughout our nation in promoting a special celebration which seeks to raise awareness of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, designed to have a positive and productive impact on the lives of all people with CdLS and their caregivers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby proclaim May 13, 2017 as Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day in Lee County and encourages all citizens to take part in activities and observances designed to increase awareness and understanding of the syndrome.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community; and
WHEREAS, letter carriers are requesting that customers leave non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, peanut butter, rice or cereal, next to their mailbox before their regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 13, 2017; and
WHEREAS, local letter carriers will collect the food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes; and
WHEREAS, the collected food donations will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to be packed, sorted, and distributed to more than 150 local agencies that feed people in need.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby proclaim Saturday, May 13, 2017 as LETTER CARRIERS’ NATIONAL FOOD DRIVE DAY in Lee County and urges citizens to support our local letter carriers in their food drive to help alleviate hunger in our community.
Motorcycle riding in the Sunshine State is considered to be some of the best in the nation because of the climate and scenery in Florida; and
WHEREAS, motorcycle riding is an energy-efficient form of transportation, increasingly used for commuting, touring and recreation; and
WHEREAS, more than one million drivers in Florida have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license, and findings show a greater need for public awareness due to the increased numbers of motorcycles on the streets and highways of Florida; and
WHEREAS, motorcyclists and motorists must all be vigilant in their efforts to share the road and ensure the safety of everyone; and
WHEREAS, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is intended to encourage other motor vehicle operators to share the roadways, be cautious, and check twice for motorcycles;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby proclaim that May 2017 shall be known, designated, and set aside as MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH in Lee County and urges all motorists to heighten their awareness of motorcyclists.