13-R137

2013 -- S 0780

Enacted 03/14/13

 

 

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

RECOGNIZING MARCH 11-17, 2013, AS NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

AWARENESS WEEK

     

     

     Introduced By: Senators Nesselbush, Jabour, Walaska, Pichardo, and Lombardi

     Date Introduced: March 14, 2013

 

 

     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 as common in women as in 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;

now, therefore be it

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

hereby voices its commitment to the eradication of this disease and supports the treatment of its

citizens that suffer from it; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this Senate encourages private efforts to enhance research funding and

education programs that address these diseases; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this Senate joins with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in

recognizing the week of March 11-17, 2013, 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 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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