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WHEREAS, mastocytosis is a rare condition affecting fewer than 200,000 people across the United States, and occurs when mast cells accumulate in the skin and/or internal organs such as the liver, spleen, bone marrow and small intestine; and

WHEREAS, according to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, mastocytosis affects both adults and children, and the signs and symptoms of mastocytosis vary based on which parts of the body are affected; and

WHEREAS, people with mastocytosis face challenges including difficulty in obtaining a timely, accurate diagnosis, limited treatment options, and may experience symptoms of anxiety and depression; and

WHEREAS, organizations and families of those diagnosed with mastocytosis and mast cell disease remain committed to ensuring those affected experience as normal lives as possible by increasing public awareness of this condition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the day of October 20, 2019, as

MASTOCYTOSIS AND MAST CELL DISEASES AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of October 2019

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