WHEREAS, Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and disabling
  disease of the central nervous system in which the progression,
  severity, and specific symptoms cannot be foreseen; and
         WHEREAS, Every hour of every day, someone new is diagnosed
  with the disease, which can erode a person's abilities and hopes,
  halt a career, and unravel the fabric of families; and
         WHEREAS, Last year in Texas, more than $20 million was
  raised to find the cure for this disease and to develop effective
  treatments, as well as to provide a wide range of programs to
  improve the lives of the more than 20,000 individuals living with
  multiple sclerosis in our state; and
         WHEREAS, This investment is paying off in significant
  advances in treatment, including new medications that may reduce
  or delay future disability for people with the disease; and
         WHEREAS, While research advances have brought us closer to
  finding the cure, much remains to be done, and services must
  continue to be provided to those who live with the disease; and
         WHEREAS, Public and private agencies are available to
  serve the constantly changing needs of those living with multiple
  sclerosis in Texas and their families, and it is imperative to
  extend the essential services provided by these agencies to all
  in need; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby recognize March 1, 2011, as Multiple
  Sclerosis Day at the State Capitol and encourage every effort to
  inform Texans about multiple sclerosis and the services
  available to those living with this disease; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  commemoration of this day.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 9, 2011.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate