Deaf Awareness Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the State of Alabama and all Alabamians continue to confront the challenge of various disabilities; and WHEREAS, among those with disabilities are Alabamians who are deaf and hard of hearing; and WHEREAS, according to the 2002 National Center for Health Statistics, there are approximately 30.8 million adults in the United States with hearing …

Clostridium Difficile Infection Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately half a million Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections occur per year that require hospital treatment or affect those already hospitalized; and WHEREAS, approximately 29,000 patients die within thirty days of their initial diagnosis of C. diff of which about 15,000 deaths …

Chiari Malformation Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Chiari Malformation (CM) is a serious neurological disorder affecting well over 300,000 people in the United States, first identified by Austrian pathologist Professor Hans Chiari in the 1890s and categorized in order of severity: CM types 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 3 and 4; and WHEREAS, Chiari Malformations are defects in the cerebellum, the …

Alabama’s Preparedness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, “Alabama’s Prepare-A-Thon” calls to action every resident of the State of Alabama to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any type of emergency, including natural disaster and potential terrorist attacks; and WHEREAS, investing in the preparedness of ourselves, our families, businesses, and communities can reduce fatalities and economic devastation in our communities …

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, POW/MIA Recognition Day honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by our nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action; and WHEREAS, according to the National League of Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, thousands of U.S. service members have been or remain classified as MIA including more than …

College Colors Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, College Colors Day seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the university experience great by encouraging faculty, staff, students, alumni and fans to wear apparel of their favorite university throughout the day of September 1, 2017; and WHEREAS, 14 public universities are located in Alabama, providing exceptional educational opportunities …

Don’t Look Away Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten; and WHEREAS, around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family; and WHEREAS, domestic violence is …

We Card Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Alabama law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 19; and WHEREAS, We Card Awareness Month is a retail education and training effort to boost Alabama retailers’ awareness of and participation in responsible retailing efforts to comply with federal, state and local laws and identify, prevent and deny …

Main Street Alabama Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Main Street Alabama is a Coordinating Program for the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which brings national attention to the downtown revitalization of our cities and expert technical assistance and training to the program’s participants; and WHEREAS, the Main Street Alabama program is a community-based …

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, gynecologic (GYN) cancers are among the leading cancer killers of women in the United States, and more than 98,000 women will be diagnosed, and more than 30,000 women will die from these diseases this year and the absence they leave in our hearts will be deeply felt forever; and WHEREAS, the Laura Crandall …