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 youngsters, many doomed to crippling and death before 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 in the counties of Delaware, together with other organizations, are giving freely of their time and money to support this cause; and
WHEREAS, success of the appeal may well make possible important advances in the fight against this relentless crippler; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of November, 1957, as
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN MONTH
and urge all of our people to give fullest possible support to 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-fourth day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State