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The STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

PARKINSON AWARENESS PROCLAMATION
APRIL 2012

2012 SC State Parkinson Awareness Proclamation
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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
2011 = Yes Proclamation issued
2012 = Yes
Proclamation issued

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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March 29, 2012 - The United States Senate officially declared April as the National Parkinson's Awareness Month!
The Parkinson community thank and appreciate that Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Johnny Isaakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) have joined as cosponsors to introduce into the Congressional Record a "SENATE RESOLUTION 416 --SUPPORTING THE DESIGNATION OF APRIL AS PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH". With their support, and that of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, and our community, we together can continue to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease both in April and throughout the year.
  Senator Debbie Stabenow said, "As a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, I am working to support those seeking better treatments for this devastating neurological disease.  That is why I am proud to introduce legislation recognizing April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.  We know so little about neurological diseases such as Parkinson's but we all know someone who has been impacted by them.  With this resolution, we honor those who live with Parkinson's and encourage those conducting the medical research that could hold the key to new breakthrough treatments."

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) said in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 27: "I rise today in recognition of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.  It is essential to take this time to promote awareness, share information on the disease, and continue to work towards a cure." 

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said in the US House of Representatives on Thursday, March 29: "As a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, I am proud to join my colleagues in recognizing April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.  It is estimated that there are between 500,000 and 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease, a chronic, progressive neurological disease, for which there is no therapy or drug to slow or halt its progression, let alone a cure."
 
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2010 Proclamation Signing Ceremony

Photo of 2010 Parkinson's Proclamation Signing and Presentation Ceremony with Governor Sanford

Photos by Roger J. Alan, Photographer Office of the Governor

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2010 Proclamation Signing Ceremony


2009 Proclamation Presentation Ceremony

Photo of 2009 Parkinson's Proclamation Presentation Ceremony with Lt. Governor Bauer

Photo provided by Mark Hendrick, Office of the Lt. Governor

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2009 Proclamation Presentation Ceremony
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