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WHEREAS, muscular dystrophy is not a single disease or disorder that impacts everyone the same way but an umbrella term covering more than 9 types of muscular and 43 neuromuscular diseases ranging in severity; and

WHEREAS, all muscular dystrophies result in some degree of 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 30,000 individuals in Nevada are affected by one of the different types of muscular dystrophy; and

WHEREAS, muscular dystrophies strikes people regardless of Race, Sex, Age or Ethnicity; and

WHEREAS, raising public awareness of these diseases will continue to facilitate the discovery of treatments and cures, as well as bring much needed funding for support and services for families affected by muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases; and

WHEREAS, Light it Up Green for Muscular Dystrophy Month is a special opportunity to educate the public about muscular dystrophy and issues these families face in their respective communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of August, 2021, as

LIGHT IT UP GREEN FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AWARENESS MONTH 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 27th day of July 2021

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