Mayor McGlynn declares October, 2015, Dysautonomia Awareness Month in the City of Medford!

   

Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for automatic bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control and more. This disease impacts people of any age, gender, race or background. A 5K road race was held in Medford last year to raise funds for this medical condition. By declaring October, Dysautonomia Awareness Month, we hope to get educate the general public about this disabling disease.

 

Pictured Left to Right: Sarah Mendelowitz of Dysautonomia International and Mayor Michael J. McGlynn

CITY OF MEDFORD PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS:​Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for “automatic” bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control and more, and

WHEREAS:​Some forms of dysautonomia are considered rare diseases, such as Multiple System Atrophy and Pure Autonomic Failure, while other forms of dysautonomia are common, impacting millions of people in the US and around the world, such as Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy, Neurocardiogenic Syncope and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and
WHEREAS:​Dysautonomia impacts people of any age, gender, race or background, including many individuals living in Medford, and
WHEREAS:​Some forms of dysautonomia can be very disabling and this can result in social isolation, adding stress to families of those impacted, financial hardships, and some forms can result in death, causing tremendous pain and suffering for their loved ones, and

WHEREAS:​Increased awareness about dysautonomia will help patients get diagnosed and treated earlier, save lives, and foster support for individuals and families coping with dysautonomia in our community, and
WHEREAS:​Dysautonomia International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of patients living with dysautonomia, encourages communities to celebrate Dysautonomia Awareness Month each October around the world, and
WHEREAS:​We seek to recognize the contributions of the professional medical community, patients and family members who are working to educate our citizenry about dysautonomia in the City of Medford,  
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL J. McGLYNN, MAYOR of the City of Medford , do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2015, as,

​​ DYSAUTONOMIA AWARENESS MONTH

 

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​​​​​MICHAEL J. McGLYNN, MAYOR

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