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WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting the central nervous system, for which there is currently no cure, which causes fatigue and debilitating pain; and

WHEREAS, family members of those with Fibromyalgia are 8 times more likely to also experience the illness, as compared to the inherited occurrence of other conditions of 2 to 3 times; and

WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is not only very common but is typically also very disabling and up to 15-20 percent of Fibromyalgia patients may be on long-term disability; and

WHEREAS, patients with this illness live with widespread body pain, exteme fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness and weakness, headaches, numbness and tingling, impairment of memory and concentration; and

WHEREAS, increased awareness and and expanded knowledge of the realities of living with Fibromyalgia and its impact on patients' function and quality of life will allow the community to better support those who struggle with the multifaceted management challenges of this complex chronic-pain illness and common co-existing conditions; and

WHEREAS, organizations and support groups across the Silver State have joined together to advocate for Fibromyalgia awareness and support, and a better future through research, diagnosis, education, and treatment.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 12, 2017 as

 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Nevada

 

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