STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the health of our citizens is of vital concern to the community, nation, and world; and
WHEREAS, November will mark the 1959 annual campaign by Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc., to combat the fear inspiring disease of unknown cause or cure which has stricken more than 200,000 Americans--a majority of them children; and
WHEREAS, this campaign offers almost the only source of hope that innocent youngsters, most of whom are doomed to complete crippling and death before reaching maturity, may yet be spared by virtue of the extensive medical research program now being conducted through contributions to the "March for Muscular Dystrophy"; and
WHEREAS, Success of this year's fund appeal will create increased opportunity for important advances in the research fight against this relentless crippler; now,
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period November 16 through 20 as
MARCH FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WEEK
in this State, and I urge Delawareans, where possible, to volunteer as Marchers in the 1959 March for Muscular Dystrophy and all citizens to contribute to this worthy cause to the best of their means.
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 fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State