Nuerofibromatosis Awareness Month


WHEREAS, Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body; and

WHEREAS, Neurofibromatosis is classified into three types, occurring in an estimated 100,000 Americans regardless of all gender, race, or ethnic group; and

WHEREAS, Neurofibromatosis can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain; and

WHEREAS, Neurofibromatosis occurs in one in every 3,000 people and affects millions worldwide; and

WHEREAS, it is important to ensure that persons living with neurofibromatosis have access to lifelong care, and that research for treatment of neurofibromatosis continues;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2015 as NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.