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WHEREASLimb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)  is a disease that is known to cause muscle weakness and wasting, and it most commonly affects the proximal muscles, specifically the muscles of the shoulders, upper arms, pelvic area, and thighs; and 

WHEREAS, LGMD is a group of hereditary, genetic, neuromuscular disorders with many sub-types currently identified; and

WHEREAS, LGMD occurs among all ethnic groups, affects both men and women, and symptoms can begin at any time; and

WHEREAS, it is a progressive, debilitating condition, that has an impact on the lives of those affected as they often experience issues such as diagnosis delay, difficulty finding a medical expert, and lack of access to treatments or ancillary services; and

WHEREAS, research is ongoing, and important advances are being made to understand the genetic causes for the disease, however there is still no known cure or treatment; and

WHEREAS

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 30, 2016

 Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day in Nevada

 

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