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Stirpe presents resolution for cancer awareness

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-North Syracuse) and the New York State Assembly adopted a resolution honoring Nancy St. Onge, a lifelong tobacco control and cancer awareness advocate from Central New York.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, was adopted by the Assembly on March 26 and presented to St. Onge by Stirpe on May 7 at the annual Enhancing Our Community Through Prevention Conference. The tobacco prevention conference is co-sponsored by the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES Department of Youth Development, where Nancy worked as Tobacco Control Coordinator.

"It was an absolute honor to recognize Nancy in front of so many of her colleagues," Stirpe said. "The ovation she received is a true testament to the character of a woman who dedicated her life to preventing tobacco use among our children."

St. Onge dedicated her life to public service from a young age. Upon graduating from college, she worked as a children's caseworker for the Oswego County Department of Social Services and then for the Oswego County Opportunities' domestic violence, teen pregnancy and after school programs. She went on to become a passionate voice for tobacco control, serving -- as mentioned -- as the Tobacco Control Coordinator for the OCM BOCES.

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-North Syracuse) stands with Nancy St. Onge, right, a lifelong advocate of tobacco control and cancer awareness.

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