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Legislation #: 120960 Introduction Date: 11/1/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/11/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, SHARP, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, FORD, GLOVER, CIRCO, MARCASON, REED, TAYLOR, CURLS AND BROOKS
Title: Declaring November 2012 as Diabetes Month in Kansas City and recognizing the launching of LifeMap by the Fountain of Health and City Health Care Trust.

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DateMinutesDescription
10/31/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/1/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120960

 

Declaring November 2012 as Diabetes Month in Kansas City and recognizing the launching of LifeMap by the Fountain of Health and City Health Care Trust.

 

WHEREAS, the vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all its burdens and to raise the awareness of this ever-growing disease; and

 

WHEREAS, nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes with the estimated total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States being $174 billion; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fountain of Health in collaboration with the City Health Care Trust launched Change for Life in September and in November is launching the key program for the campaign called LifeMap; and

 

WHEREAS, LifeMap is an ongoing personalized one-on-one support for employees diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes with the participants gaining knowledge based on their current needs and being offered support by their own personal LifeGuide; and

 

WHEREAS, the goals of the Fountain of Health are to increase awareness about diabetes and prediabetes as they are becoming more prevalent in the City and to encourage employees and their families to either build on their healthy habits or create new healthy habits; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare November 2012 as Diabetes Month in Kansas City and recognize the launching of LifeMap by the Fountain of Health and City Health Care Trust; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Gwen Dunlap with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the dedication and hard work being done to eliminate diabetes and prediabetes in the community.

 

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