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

WHEREAS, people with Parkinson’s disease may experience tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems; and

WHEREAS, nearly one million people in the United States are currently living with Parkinson's disease and approximately 6,700 of those individuals live in the Silver State. Each year an additional 50,000-60,000 new cases are diagnosed making Parkinson's disease the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease; and

WHEREAS, organizations throughout Nevada are working diligently to provide support, patient and family services, resources, and education to help individuals with Parkinson's disease live their best life; and

WHEREAS, increased awareness and outreach efforts are greatly needed to expedite and fund research programs to help the Parkinson's community in the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, as the world, the nation, and the State of Nevada observes Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, we recognize the efforts of the organizations 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 month of April 2022, as

PARKINSON’S DISEASE 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 17th day of March 2022.

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