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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 disorder; and

WHEREAS, raising public awareness of these diseases will continue to facilitate the discovery of treatments and cures while educating the public about the need for services for those affected by muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases; and

WHEREAS, Muscular Dystrophy Awareness is a time to increase awareness of Muscular Dystrophy and share information about resources and opportunities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the month of August 2018 as

 Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in Nevada

 

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