World Vitiligo Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder of unknown cause, it is characterized by white patches of skin, loss of pigment cells and appears as a burn on darker pigments; and WHEREAS, vitiligo affects approximately 3 million Americans and about 2 percent of the world population; it may be hereditary and is the most common …

Wound Care Awareness Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, it is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent annually for the next decade; and WHEREAS, the rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the …

World Clubfoot Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed the low cost, non-surgical, highly effective Ponseti Method which is now the globally recognized standard of care for treating clubfoot deformity; and WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of individuals, from every country, suffer lives of disability when not receiving proper treatment for this deformity; and WHEREAS, serious impediments …

Men’s Health Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, despite advances in medical technology and research, men continue to live an average of five years less than women with Native American and African-American men having the lowest life expectancy; and WHEREAS, educating the public and health care providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems …

Men’s Health Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, despite advances in medical technology and research, men continue to live an average of five years less than women with Native American and African-American men having the lowest life expectancy; and WHEREAS, educating the public and health care providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems …

Great Outdoors Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Alabama is blessed with outstanding opportunities for safe and healthy fun in the great outdoors. We enjoy our natural splendors in the company of family and in the company of old and new friends; and WHEREAS, our kids today spend an average of 10 hours a day in front of a screen and …

Grandparent Alienation Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, strong family relationships constitute the very foundation of our community; and WHEREAS, alienation is a term used to describe any number of behaviors and attitudes on the part of one or both parents, designed to interfere, damage or destroy the relationship between a child and family member. It is a form of abuse …

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, there are one in 2229 individuals born with Gastroschisis in the United States, and roughly the same number born in Alabama annually; and WHEREAS, many Americans living with Gastroschisis have serious and debilitating conditions that have a significant impact on their lives including, failure to thrive/slow growth, short bowel syndrome, multiple organ transplants, …

Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a condition that causes many joints to be stiff and crooked at birth. A newborn with Arthrogryposis lacks the normal range of motion in one or more joints. This condition develops prenatally and can be caused by an underlying condition or syndrome; and WHEREAS, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita is …

American Eagle Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the Bald Eagle was designated as the U.S.A’s National Emblem on June 20, 1782 by our country’s founding fathers at the Second Continental Congress; and WHEREAS, the bald eagle is unique to North America and represents such American values and attributes as freedom, courage, strength, spirit, justice, quality and excellence; and WHEREAS, the …