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Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas The good health and general well-being of the people of Massachusetts is strengthened by our knowledge and understanding of a little-known genetic disorder known as Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS); and
Whereas Children with CdLS are usually born with low birth weight and develop at a slower rate, both cognitively and physically, and experience many medical complications; and
Whereas Dedicated professionals are presently involved in valuable research to explore new therapies and diagnostic tools and to offer hope to children with CdLS; and
Whereas Massachusetts joins people throughout our nation to raise awareness of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, and to make brighter the lives of all people with CdLS and their caregivers,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick,Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim May 11th, 2013, to be,
CORNELIA DE LANGE SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this first day of May, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth