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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 a.m. CDT - August 26, 2009
Mayor Proclaims Journey for Hope Day
(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : On Monday, August 24, 2009, Mayor Mary Elaine Horn issued a proclamation designating September 19, 2009 as Journey for Hope Day in Sedalia.
Text of Proclamation
WHEREAS, traumatic brain injuries can happen so suddenly; they can happen to anyone; and
WHEREAS, within a year’s time, 1.4 million people of all ages in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury; 18,000 of them are Missourians; and
WHEREAS, just as quickly, individuals decide to triumph over these injuries and commit themselves to achieving the same goals and quality of life desired by all Americans; and
WHEREAS, the first Journey For Hope Walk and 5K Run and Educational Expo will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 in the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds; and
WHEREAS: This benefit will provide the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) and the Centers for Independent Living with resources necessary to provide quality services to persons with brain injuries and support for their families.
NOW THEREFORE I, Mary Elaine Horn, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, do hereby proclaim September 19, 2009 as "Journey For Hope Day" in the City of Sedalia, Missouri, and call upon all citizens of Sedalia to participate in this observance.
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