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WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain illness affecting more than 10 million people in the United States according to the National Fibromyalgia Association; and

WHEREAS, it may take years to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and family members are eight times more likely to also be diagnosed; and

WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is shown to affect the central nervous system and has no known cure, but early diagnosis and treatment can reduce disability and symptoms of widespread body pain, extreme fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness and weakness, headaches, numbness and tingling, impairment of memory and concentration, and co-existing conditions; and

WHEREAS, increased awareness and understanding by the public, healthcare providers and policymakers of the daily multifaceted management challenges of Fibromyalgia and its impact on patients’ function and quality of life may reduce the stigma of this illness; and

WHEREAS, organizations statewide have joined together to advocate for Fibromyalgia awareness, 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, 2018 as

 FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley