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WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis is a rare, autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that causes weakness of voluntary muscles and is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups; and

WHEREAS, the disease may be controlled by medication(s), treatments, often requires hospitalization, and unfortunate death; and

WHEREAS, approximately 70,000 people are living with Myasthenia Gravis in the USA today, therefore it falls into the National Rare Disease category; and

WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, a not-for-profit national organization was formed in 1952 to improve programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy and patient care; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to promoting the awareness of Myasthenia Gravis disease and supporting the efforts of organizations such as the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America who are working to serve those living with this disease

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 24, 2016

 MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AWARENESS DAY

 

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