PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO RECOGNIZE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (“MS”) AWARENESS WEEK IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

            WHEREAS, Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 10,000 people in Virginia and 400,000 nationwide; and

            WHEREAS, Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that not only affects the person with the disease, but also greatly affects family and friends; and

            WHEREAS, the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis vary, but include abnormal fatigue, numbness in arms and legs, blindness and even paralysis; and

            WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter supports the mission to end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis; and

            WHEREAS, since it began, the National MS Society has committed over $500 million to support MS research related programs; and

            WHEREAS, the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter provides education and supports programs that improve the quality of life for people with Multiple Sclerosis in Fauquier County; and

            WHEREAS, the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter seeks contributions for research and local programs; and

            WHEREAS, thousands of volunteers, corporations and health professionals are working diligently to end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis; and

            WHEREAS, research continues to bring us closer to a cure while contributing to the development of improved treatment options that enhance the quality of life for people with Multiple Sclerosis; and

            WHEREAS, in the quest to end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis, the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter is an organization that people with Multiple Sclerosis can count on; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of March 2008, That the Board hereby recognizes and commends all those who are committed to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and especially those individuals who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 

 

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Chester W. Stribling
Chairman of the Board

 

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