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Mayoral Proclamation - Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day 06.23.2018


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  • WHEREAS, NF Upper Midwest is observing Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day on June 23, 2018 in Fargo to educate the public about this rare genetic disorder; and

  • WHEREAS, Although more than 100,000 Americans are living with NF, it is still relatively unknown to the public; and

  • WHEREAS, NF is a progressive and unpredictable disorder that attacks any or evety function of the body; and

  • WHEREAS, There is no cure; research is the key with a goal of unlocking the mystery puzzle of NF,ยท and

  • WHEREAS, NF Upper Midwest leads efforts to provide grants to families and individuals who need assistance with medical bills or purchase specialized equipment to meet physical or educational needs; and

  • WHEREAS, The NF Upper Midwest engages in advocacy to create awareness and a community of support for those affected; and

  • WHEREAS, On June 23rd, 2018 NF Upper Midwest will host the 2nd Annual STEP UP for NF Walk and Awareness Day.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim June 23, 2018 as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day in the City of Fargo, North Dakota and encourage all residents to recognize this important initiative and support our neighbors at STEP UP for NF.

  • 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.