Proclamations

Proclamations

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, necrotizing fasciitis was first described within medical literature in 1883 by Fournier and was originally described as a disease of unknown causes; and WHEREAS, it is an uncommon clinical disease of the layers of tissue under the skin that attracts a high profile

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

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

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
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
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

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;
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

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
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