WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy causes and occasions; and
WHEREAS Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a common inherited neurological disorder that affects approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the United States and 2.8 million worldwide; and
WHEREAS CMT is characterized by a slow and progressive deterioration of motor and sensory nerves across various parts of the body that can lead to weakness of the foot and lower leg muscles, foot deformities, frequent tripping and falls and muscle weakness in the hands; and
WHEREAS there are more than 70 kinds of CMT that affect individuals from all walks of life, and in all areas of the world; and
WHEREAS there is no cure for CMT, and while physical therapy, bracing and surgical procedures can help stabilize and correct certain CMT symptoms, continued awareness and research of the disease are needed.
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 join with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association and municipalities across the United States in proclaiming the month of September 2014 to be
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in spreading awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, and in voicing our support for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Association.
Sept. 8, 2014