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
WhereasThe 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,
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 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