Office of the Mayor

City of Greensboro

Proclamation

WHEREAS, CFIDS is diagnosed by clinically evaluated, unexplained persistent or relapsing debilitating fatigue in a person who has no previous history; and

WHEREAS, while people with chronic fatigue syndrome suffer an array of unexplained symptoms, the concurrent occurrence of four or more of the following symptoms must persist or recur over six months for a person to qualify as having chronic fatigue syndrome: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, multi-joint pain without joint swelling or redness, headaches of a new type, pattern or severity, unrefreshing sleep, and post--exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours; and

WHEREAS, the Greensboro CFS/FMS/ Support Group provides to its members monthly support group meetings, a monthly newsletter, a library with information relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as providing to area hospital libraries this same information;

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, Keith A. Holiday, Mayor of the City of Greensboro, do hereby declare the week of May 7-13, 2000 as

CFIDS AWARENESS WEEK

and May 12, 2000 as

CFIDS/ME awareness Day

in Greensboro and commend this observance to our citizens.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the corporate seal of the City of Greensboro to be affixed this the 16th day of February 2000

Signed Keith A Holliday

                             Mayor