CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS PROCLAMATION:
WHEREAS, an estimated 1. 5 million Americans suffer from Lupus, the chronic inflammatory, autoimmune disease that can affect various pans of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys; and
WHEREAS, Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to those of many other illnesses, and major gaps exist in understanding the causes and consequences; and
WHEREAS, the Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cmel mystery oflupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact; and
WHEREAS, the Chapter rallied the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, to wear the color purple and to further unify the support for those living with the disease; and
WHEREAS, awareness is vital in raising funds for research for those affected by lupus; and it is our responsibility as a community to advocate on their behalf and to further encourage educational programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Sellers, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, do hereby proclaim May 18, 2018 as Put On Purple Day throughout the City of Sulphur Springs and urge all citizens to support the cause of raising awareness of lupus, so that we can have a world with NO lupus.