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WHEREAS, fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain illness that affects more than ten million people in the United States; and

WHEREAS, fibromyalgia is shown to affect the central nervous system and includes symptoms of widespread body pain, extreme fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness and weakness, headaches, numbness and tingling, impairment of memory and concentration, and co-existing conditions including migraines, environmental sensitivities, anxiety, and depression; and

WHEREAS, while fibromyalgia has no known cure, early diagnosis and treatment have been shown to reduce disabilities associated with this condition, and increased public awareness among health care providers, policymakers, and the community regarding the daily management challenges of fibromyalgia and its impacts on patients' quality of life may reduce the stigma of this illness and support efforts to find a cure; and

WHEREAS, the National Fibromyalgia 62- Chronic Pain Association, a not-for-profit charitable organization, members of its Leaders Against Pain Action Network, and the Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group of Southern Nevada have joined together to advocate for fibromyalgia awareness, support, and a better future through research, diagnosis, education, and treatment; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to promoting the health and safety of all citizens, recognizes the dignity and worth of all persons regardless of physical disability or illness, and encourages Nevadans to participate in efforts and initiatives that support those living with fibromyalgia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 12, 2016, as

 FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson