3rd Session, 40th Legislature
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THE NEUROFIBROMATOSIS AWARENESS MONTH ACT
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(Assented to )
WHEREAS neurofibromatosis (NF) is a neurological disorder affecting one in every 3,500 births, and for which there is no preventative treatment or cure;
AND WHEREAS NF causes tumours to form on nerves anywhere in the body, resulting in disfigurement, blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, abnormal growth, epilepsy and cancer;
AND WHEREAS there is a need to promote awareness, education and discussion about NF to ensure that the needs of NF patients are acknowledged, and to support research that may bring hope to patients and their families;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The month of May in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month.
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter N83 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This Bill proclaims the month of May of each year as Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month.