May 18, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 76 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
TRIBUTE TO VITILIGO MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 76
(Extensions of Remarks - May 18, 2015)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E729] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO VITILIGO MONTH ______ HON. HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR. of georgia in the house of representatives Monday, May 18, 2015 Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following Proclamation: Whereas, Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that affects over three million Americans with no known cure to combat this disorder which causes a loss of pigment cells in humans; and Whereas, Vitiligo Bond, Inc., is an organization that continues to serve those who live with or are affected by the autoimmune disorder Vitiligo, by empowering patients, bringing attention to the disease, and leading the way to find a cure through research; and Whereas, today millions of Americans gather to raise awareness and funds to assist individuals living with Vitiligo; and Whereas, this unique organization has given of themselves tirelessly and unconditionally to advocate for our citizens and their families who battle Vitiligo; and Whereas, Vitiligo Bond and other organizations have vowed to serve our district, state and nation by being the sword and shield for those who live with Vitiligo, encouraging better treatments, funding research and educating people about the disease to help heal families and strengthen our resolve to find a cure; and Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this day to honor and recognize the millions of people who are living with Vitiligo and those who are leading the fight for the cure to end Vitiligo; now therefore, I, Henry C. ``Hank'' Johnson, Jr. do hereby proclaim the month of June as Vitiligo Awareness Month in the 4th Congressional District. Proclaimed, this 1st day of June, 2015. ____________________