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WHEREAS, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare degenerative and terminal neurological disease, which has a distinctive impact on each patient; and

WHEREAS, according to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, MSA affects approximately 50,000 Americans, typically impacting a person in their 50’s or early 60’s; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of MSA include difficulties with balance, coordination, gait, bladder and bowel functions, speech, swallowing, and breathing; and

WHEREAS, a multidisciplinary approach to MSA care includes physical, psychological, and financial support for patients and caregivers, and participation in support group activities; and

WHEREAS, currently there are some medications available that treat the symptoms of MSA and clinical trials are underway for the development of improved treatment, however more comprehensive research is needed for better management of the disease; and

WHEREAS, increased education and awareness are needed to assist in accurately diagnosing MSA and to raise funds for research for advancements in medical treatments with fewer side effects, and ultimately discovering a cure; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State, Multiple System Atrophy organizations, health care professionals, and support groups are committed to providing trusted and compassionate emotional support, educating patients and care-partners with credible, critically important, and relevant information, and building a sense of community by connecting and unifying people affected by MSA:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2022, as

MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY 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 22nd day of February, 2022

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