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


Whereas Neurofibromatosis is a genetic tumor disorder that affects nearly 100,000 Americans and one in every 2,500 births; and  

Whereas Neurofibromatosis affects all races, ethnic groups, and both genders equally; and

Whereas Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis includes learning disabilities, disfigurements, brain tumors, blindness, deafness, epilepsy and scoliosis; and 

Whereas At present, there is no cure or effective treatment for Neurofibromatosis; and

Whereas Through public awareness, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeks to minimize the devastating effects of Neurofibromatosis among our residents,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim May 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 twenty-first day of March, 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