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September Proclaimed Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in Bonnyville

Mayor Gene Sobolewski took some time out of last night’s council meeting to proclaim this September as Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month.

“Whereas, people today have the opportunity to live longer lives because of breakthroughs in medical reasearch and whereas, muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder that affects many and has no known cure and whereas, only through the support of the community may a cure be found, now, therefore I, Gene Sobolewksi, Mayor of the Town of Bonnyville, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2016 to be Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in the Town of Bonnyville.”

The proclamation was made after a request from Muscular Dystrophy Canada, wishing to raise more awareness of the condition. “The purpose of Awareness Moth,” an email sent to the town reads, “is to increase public knowledge of neuromuscular disorders and the impact on families living with these disorders and the communities in which they live, as well as to educate the public about our association and the services we provide.”

You can learn more about Muscular Dystrophy Canada and what they do at www.muscle.ca

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