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World Parkinson's Day - April 11th

WHEREAS, over 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson's disease - a disorder of the central nervous system that results in a person gradually losing the ability to control body movements; and

WHEREAS, symptoms can vary and include tremors, slowness of movement, difficulty with balance, swallowing, chewing, and speaking, and a variety of other non-motor symptoms; and

WHEREAS, World Parkinson's Day aims to raise awareness and share available resources with those with this debilitating disease and their loved ones.

NOW THEREFORE, I TOBY RANDELL, MAYOR of the Town of Carleton Place do hereby proclaim April 11, 2024, as "WORLD PARKINSON'S DAY"