The Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is sponsoring MS Awareness Day at the State Capital on Thursday March 3rd, and the Dunwoody City Council will be proudly passing the following proclamation on Monday night in support.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS DAY 2011
BY THE MAYOR, CITY OF DUNWOODY, STATE OF GEORGIA,
WHEREAS, MS is a chronic and disabling disease of the central nervous system in which the progression, severity, and specific symptoms cannot be foreseen; and
WHEREAS, every hour of every day someone new is diagnosed with MS, a disease that can erode a person’s abilities and hopes, halt a career and unravel the fabric of families, and adversely affects the quality of life for all involved; and
WHEREAS, last year in Georgia more than two million dollars were raised to find the cure for MS and develop effective treatments for the disease, as well as provide a wide range of client programs to improve the lives of the estimated 9,000 individuals living with MS in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, this investment is paying off in significant advances in treating MS, such as new medications which may reduce or delay future disability for people with MS; and
WHEREAS, while research advances have brought us closer to find the cure to MS, much remains to be done, and services must continue to be provided to those who live with the disease; and
WHEREAS, there are public and private agencies available to serve the constantly changing needs of those with MS, and their families, living in Dunwoody and Georgia by extending essential services to all who need them; and
WHEREAS, the diligent efforts of individuals working to find a cure for MS and the brave and courageous fight of those living with MS are worthy of recognition and the benefits such awareness may bring.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kenneth Wright, Mayor, City of Dunwoody, State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim March 3, 2011, as “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day” in Dunwoody, Georgia, and commend this observance to all our citizens, with special recognition to the Dunwoody based, Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society for its efforts to help “Create a world free of MS”.