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WHEREAS, Muscular Dystrophy is not a single disease or disorder that effects everyone the same way, but an umbrella term covering more than 52 types of muscular and neuromuscular diseases ranging in severity; and

WHEREAS, all Muscular Dystrophies result in progressive muscle weakness, from mild muscle weakness to complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing and/or swallowing; and

WHEREAS, more than one million individuals in the United States are affected by a type of Muscular Dystrophy; and

WHEREAS, raising public awareness of these diseases will continue to facilitate the discovery of treatments and cures, as well as bring much needed funding for support and services for families affected by Muscular Dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases; and

WHEREAS, Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month is a time to educate the public about Muscular Dystrophy and share information about resources and opportunities;

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

 Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in Nevada

 

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