Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, typically developing in young adulthood and for which no cure presently exists; and

Whereas Multiple sclerosis affects over 11,000 individuals and families in Massachusetts; and  

Whereas Multiple sclerosis can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, and memory problems; and

Whereas The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter is committed to  supporting individuals with Multiple Sclerosis through Home LINKS,  a care management, information and  referral program funded through a successful public-private partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and

Whereas Through public awareness, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeks to educate citizens about multiple sclerosis and the impact of the disease of our community,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim May 29, 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