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Mayoral Proclamation - Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month 05.01.2018

05/01/2018

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*WHEREAS, The Children's Tumor Foundation is observing May as World Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month; and

  • WHEREAS, Although over 2 million people around the world are living with Neurofibromatosis and 1 in eveiy 3,000 births is diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, NF is still relatively unknown to the public; and

  • WHEREAS, Neurofibromatosis causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can affect development of the brain, cardiovascular system, bones and skin and can lead to blindness deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain and cancer; and

  • WHEREAS, The Children's Tumor Foundation leads efforts to promote and financially sponsor world-class medical research aimed at finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Neurofibromatosis; and

  • WHEREAS, Much remains to be done in raising public awareness of Neurofibromatosis to help promote early diagnosis, proper management and treatment, prevention of complications and support for research.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2018 as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month in the City of Fargo, North Dakota.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 10th day of May, 2018.