Senate Resolution No. 19

Offered by Senators Hauck, Bayer, Chang, Geiss, Lauwers, Moss and Polehanki A RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE MARCH 12-18, 2023,


WHEREAS, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease of the central nervous system, affecting nearly one million people in the United States alone; and

WHEREAS, MS generally strikes people in the prime of life, between ages 20 through 50, and the cause and course of the often debilitating symptoms remain unknown and no cure currently exists; and

WHEREAS, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is committed to a world free of MS, heightening public knowledge about and insight into the disease; and

WHEREAS, The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives, one that all Americans and Michiganians should support; and

WHEREAS, Since 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been a driving force of MS research, relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatments, and a cure, and has invested more than $1 billion in groundbreaking research; and

WHEREAS, Funds raised through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fuels research on pathways to MS cures and invests in the MS research workforce at the best medical centers, universities, and other institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad, leading to many breakthroughs in the treatment of MS; and

WHEREAS, Together we have transformed what it means to live with MS and provided global leadership to help achieve our vision of a world free of MS; and

WHEREAS, The state of Michigan recognizes the importance of finding the cause and cure of MS and expresses its appreciation for the dedication that the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has shown toward creating a world free of MS; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the members of this legislative body recognize March 12-18, 2023, as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Week; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we commend this observance for all Michiganians and encourage citizens to learn more about MS and what they can do to support individuals with MS and their families.

Adopted by the Senate, March 15, 2023.

Secretary of the Senate