National Water Safety Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals with support from the National Recreation & Parks Association, the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association; and WHEREAS, these organizations represent businesses and other individuals and agencies involved in bringing safe, enjoyable aquatic …

National OI Awareness Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease.” A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her lifetime; and WHEREAS, there are different types of OI with a range of severity from mild to …

National Hepatitis Testing Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, chronic hepatitis B (HBV) affects approximately 240 million people worldwide, and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects approximately 130-150 million people, millions of these people are still living with the burden of stigma associated with these viral infections. Currently, 2.2 million people live with chronic hepatitis B and 2.7 to 3.9 million live …

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is often characterized by painful heightening sensitivity to very small amounts of indoor and outdoor air pollution, petrochemicals, fragrance, scented products, pesticides, cleaning products, laundry products and other everyday toxins; and WHEREAS, MCS is a chronic debilitating condition for which there is no known cure, causing financial, employment, learning, …

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the climate and scenery make motorcycle riding an attraction in the beautiful state of Alabama, and riders consider our roadways to be some of the best for riding; and WHEREAS, motorcycles are increasingly used as a regular means of transportation; and WHEREAS, the motorcycle is an energy-efficient vehicle that reduces fuel consumption, traffic …

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by spirochetal bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Scientists have identified more strains and species of Borrelia burgdorferi in the South than in the Northeast. Lyme borrelisosis and other tick-borne diseases are seriously under reported across the nation; and WHEREAS, ticks, the host of Lyme disease, are carried …

Gold Star Families Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the term “Gold Star” began during World War I when American families displayed flags in homes, businesses, schools and churches with a gold star for each loved one lost in military service; and WHEREAS, the nation recognizes the sacrifice that all Gold Star Family members make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, …

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies; nearly six million are children under the age of 18; and WHEREAS, research shows that the prevalence of food allergy is increasing among children; and WHEREAS, eight foods cause the majority of all food allergy reactions in the U.S.: shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, tree …

Employee Assistance Program Awareness Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, people employed in Alabama are recognized as a most valuable resource to this state; and WHEREAS, the physical, mental and emotional health of all employees in Alabama is recognized as crucial to the progress of this state; and WHEREAS, it is recognized that all people can be subjected from time to time to …

Electrical Safety Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, hundreds of people die and thousands are injured each year in the United States as a result of electrically-related incidents; and WHEREAS, on average, there are 418 civilian deaths related to electrical home structure fires each year; and WHEREAS, property damage resulting from home fires caused by electrical failure or malfunction amounts to …