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WHEREAS, Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement for which there is currently no cure; and

WHEREAS, Parkinson’s disease is the 14th leading cause of death in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and there are an estimated 50,000-60,000 new cases diagnosed each year; and

WHEREAS, increased efforts and awareness are needed to help expedite research into better treatments, medications and ultimately a cure, as well as enhanced programs and services to help those impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest until a cure is found; and

WHEREAS, Nevada recognizes the efforts of all organizations raising funds and promoting awareness to fight Parkinson’s disease, thereby improving the quality of life for those living with this disease;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as

PARKINSON’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

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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 21st day of March 2019

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