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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Narcolepsy Awareness Day

WHEREAS, narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects an estimated one in every 2,000 Americans; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy is an under-recognized and under-diagnosed condition; and

WHEREAS, the symptoms of narcolepsy, especially when undiagnosed, can lead to accidents, injuries, and problems with learning and working; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people neurologically, socially, and emotionally; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people of all ages, with onset typically between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five; and

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy Awareness Day provides a special opportunity for citizens to join with individuals affected by narcolepsy, advocates, and organizations across the state and the nation to spread awareness of narcolepsy and work to support those impacted by the condition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize March 9, 2024, as NARCOLEPSY AWARENESS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.