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PARKINSON AWARENESS PROCLAMATION CEREMONY ~ APRIL 2010
STATE HOUSE ~ COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA


Copy of State of South Carolina Governor's Proclamation
 
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South Carolina State House
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In honor of this Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation Ceremony, red tulips were given to everyone at the ceremony by the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group.

The tulip symbol, the "Dr. James Parkinson Tulip", has been adopted by many Parkinson's disease organizations and groups around the world. The story of the Parkinson tulip began in 1980 in the Netherlands when J.W.S. Van der Wereld, a Dutch horticulturist who had PD, gave the name "Dr. James Parkinson" to the red and white tulip he had developed.

On April 11, 2005, this red" Dr. James Parkinson Tulip" was launched as the Worldwide Symbol of Parkinson's Disease at the 9th World PD Day Conference in Luxembourg.
Image of a Red Tulip
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Photo of two people holding red tulips at SC State House
Passing Out the Tulips
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Photo of people at SC State House and waiting for ceremony to start
This is a very good day!
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Photo of three family members holding red tulips at SC State House
Parkinson's Is A Family Affair
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Photo of people holding red tulips at SC State House and waiting for ceremony to start
Pre-ceremony Discussions
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Photo of Shannon Parry, Governor Sanford, and Sarah Crook at SC State House
Shannon Parry - Governor Sanford - Sarah Crook

Group photo of Parkinson community watching Governor Sanford signing proclamation
The official proclamation signing by Governor Mark Sanford
Photos by Roger J. Alan, Photographer Office of the Governor

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Group photo of Parkinson community after Governor Sanford signed proclamation
Photos by Roger J. Alan, Photographer Office of the Governor
Those behind the scenes, those who helped to make this day possible and memorable.
Kimberly C. Brown, Receptionist for the Office of the Governor
Kimberly C. Brown
Receptionist
Office of the Governor
Photo by Dottie Gantt

Photo of Stephen Hooker, WIS TV Photographer
WIS TV Photographer
Stephen Hooker
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Photo of Allen Wallace, WLTX TV Photographer
WLTX TV Photographer
Allen Wallace
Photo by Dottie Gantt

History of South Carolina Governor's Proclamations Issued for April being Parkinson's Awareness Month

Each April, the majority of the states in our nation have Governor's Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation signing or presentation ceremonies. South Carolina has had Proclamations issued by our state Governors in the following years

No Proclamations issued prior to 2006
2006 = Yes Proclamation issued
2007 = Yes Proclamation issued
2008 = No Proclamation issued
2009 = Yes Proclamation issued with a Lt. Governor's ceremony
2010 = Yes Proclamation issued with a Governor's ceremony

The SC State House Governor's Proclamation ceremonies with our elected officials have been a major way for the SC Parkinson's community to help create Parkinson's awareness among the citizens of our state. SC Governor's Proclamation events are another opportunity for South Carolina to join with the other US states in our nation, and with other nations to publicly celebrate April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month".
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We also wish to express our appreciation to the following people.
Roger J. Alan - Photographer - Office of the Governor
Leanna DuPree - Proclamations Department
Leslie H. Sims - Office of Governor Sanford
Katherine Thomas - Office of Governor Sanford




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Parkinson Awareness Buttons
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