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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and events; and
WHEREAS Parkinson's disease was identified nearly 200 years ago, and yet, no known cure for the disease has been found and the treatments available can only help control a patient's symptoms; and
WHEREAS the goal of Parkinson's Awareness Month is to educate the public on the realities that those suffering from the disease face so that they may join in helping to provide greater access to the latest information for the Parkinson's community and help fund and promote scientific research in hopes of finding a cure; and
WHEREAS according to the Parkinson’s Action Network, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the National Parkinson Foundation, the American Parkinson Disease Association and the National Institute on Health, there are over one million Americans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease; and
WHEREAS April has been proclaimed as World Wide Parkinson’s Awareness Month for all to recognize the need for more research and help in dealing with the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease; and
WHEREAS the Mayor and Council strongly support the initiatives and progression of Parkinson’s research and awareness.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim April as
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing this historic time.
____________________________Chuck CahnMayorApril 4, 2012