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WHEREAS, addressing the complex health needs of people with scleroderma is important to the Commonwealth of Virginia; and
WHEREAS, comprehensive and coordinated health services for people with scleroderma are critically important to achieving positive patient outcomes; and
WHEREAS, through public awareness, the Commonwealth of Virginia seeks to focus on the needs of people with scleroderma and the continuing improvement of services for those people and their families; and
WHEREAS, Virginians are encouraged to wear teal in June in support of scleroderma awareness and to participate in scleroderma awareness-related events during the month of June; and
WHEREAS, the Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation seeks to raise awareness in our communities through support, education, and research toward finding a cure for scleroderma;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize June 2021 as SCLERODERMA MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.