12-R107

2012 -- S 2537

Enacted 02/29/12

 

 

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

RECOGNIZING MARCH 12-18, 2012, AS NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

AWARENESS WEEK IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

     

     

     Introduced By: Senators Nesselbush, P Fogarty, DeVall, Perry, and Miller

     Date Introduced: February 28, 2012

 

 

 

     WHEREAS, Multiple Sclerosis currently afflicts more than 400,000 Americans and more

than 2 million people worldwide; and

     WHEREAS, Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and Multiple

Sclerosis is 3 times more common in women than men; and

     WHEREAS, Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system

that can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors,

numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness, and

more; and

     WHEREAS, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, through individual gifts, legacies

and bequests, special events, and corporate contributions, is dedicated to finding a cure for this

disease through research efforts and support for those that suffer from it; and

     WHEREAS, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society maintains an office in Warwick to

offer vital support and programs to those living with multiple sclerosis and their family members;

and

     WHEREAS, The people of Rhode Island are similarly committed to the eradication of

this disease and support the treatment of fellow citizens that suffer from it; and

     WHEREAS, This Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

encourages private efforts to enhance research funding and education programs that address these

diseases; now, therefore be it

      RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby joins with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in designating the week of March 12-18,

2012, as National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week to enhance the understanding of multiple

sclerosis, and to encourage participation in voluntary activities to support the local programs and

services offered by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Rhode Island Chapter, and the

funding of research programs to find a cure for this disease; and be it further

      RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Warwick office of the National Multiple

Sclerosis Society.

     

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