STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the health of our citizens is of vital concern to the community and nation; and
WHEREAS, the month of November will mark the annual house-to-house campaign by the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc., to combat the dread disease which has stricken more than 200,000 Americans--a majority of them children; and
WHEREAS, this campaign offers a source of hope that these youngsters, most doomed to crippling and death before reaching maturity, may yet be spared through the extensive research program made possible by contributions to the "March for Muscular Dystrophy"; and
WHEREAS, Chapters of Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America throughout the countries of the State of Delaware, together with the fire fighters of our state and many other organizations, are giving freely of their time and money to support this cause; and
WHEREAS, success of the appeal means important advances in the fight against this relentless crippler, all persons who can assist during the campaign are urged to do so, especially on the nights of November when the March for Muscular Dystrophy will be staged; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of November, 1956, as
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN MONTH
I urge all of our people to support this campaign to the best of their ability; through rendering services to the Association or giving of their own means in this humanitarian campaign.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty-fifth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State