Proclamation 5905 -- National Craniofacial Awareness Week, 1988
the President of the
conditions of some kind affect approximately 465,000 people in the
Now, various foundations and institutions are addressing their needs. They have begun to fund programs for research and education regarding craniofacial conditions, to initiate the funding of surgical and nonsurgical treatment for people from our country and around the world, and to seek people who can be helped.
Mutual support organizations now forming are dedicated to helping the facially disfigured, their families, and the professionals who care for them. Through newsletters and computer linkages, people throughout our Nation offer shared experiences and resources for recovery. These praiseworthy mutual support groups encourage people to esteem the person behind every face.
Because of the difficulties of looking ``different,'' it is important that the public understand the exceptional challenges confronting people with craniofacial conditions. Personal and community outreach efforts to befriend and assist these people deserve our cooperation, participation, and recognition.
Congress, by House Joint Resolution 573, has designated the week of November 13
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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