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WHEREAS, dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements and postures according to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation; and

WHEREAS, dystonia may affect a single body area or be generalized throughout multiple muscle groups and is diagnosed in people of all ages and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, while there is presently no cure for dystonia, multiple treatment options are available including medications, surgery or a combination of therapies; and

WHEREAS, raising public awareness of this disorder will continue to facilitate the discovery of treatments while educating the public about the need for services for those affected by dystonia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 2018 as

 DYSTONIA AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

 

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