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,


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

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts