Muscular Dystrophy Month
During Town Council’s regular meeting on Monday September 12, 2016 a request to proclaim September 2016 as Muscular Dystrophy Month was passed. Below is the text of the official proclamation from Mayor Tom Tarpey and Town Council.
Muscular Dystrophy is a group of neuromuscular disorders that have no known cure. In almost all cases, there are few treatments and no way to stop the disorder’s progression. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a national, non-profit organization committed to funding research into the causes, treatments, and eventual cure of neuromuscular disorders, as well as providing services to people with neuromuscular disorders and public education.
WHEREAS: People today have the opportunity to live longer lives because of breakthroughs in medical research, and;
WHEREAS: Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder that affects many and has no known cure, and;
WHEREAS: Only through the support of the community may a cure be found;
Now therefore the Council of Peace River, Alberta does hereby declare September to officially be Muscular Dystrophy Month in the Town of Peace River.