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Proclamation #208 - Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
WHEREAS, Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association has sought to “Ease the Burden - Find the Cure” through research, patient and family services, education, and sponsorship of 45 Chapters, 55 Information and referral Centers, and more than 1,000 support groups throughout the United States; and
WHEREAS, the World, the Nation, and the County of Warren observe Parkinson ’s disease Awareness Month during April 2016; and
WHEREAS, the County of Warren recognizes the efforts of the Warren Parkinson’s Disease Support Group to raise funds and promote awareness to fight Parkinson’s disease, thereby improving the quality of life for those living with the disease.
NOW, THEREFORE, We the Commissioners of Warren County, in honor of those who work with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Inc. and their value to our residents do hereby proclaim April 2015 to be Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in the County of Warren.
ADOPTED, this 23rd day of March, 2016.