For Immediate Release: September 9, 2016
This week, Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I- East Patchogue) presented his resolution proclaiming September 2016 to be Dystonia Awareness Month in New York to Lori Faust Jordan of Holbrook and Linda Tobin Davis of Medford. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes repeated muscle contractions that result in abnormal, repetitive movements or postures. Despite being the third most common movement disorder, there seems to be very little known about Dystonia.
Dystonia affects hundreds of thousands of people nationwide and making sure that we get the message out there about this neurological disorder is imperative in helping find a cure,” said Murray. “I was proud to help get September 2016 recognized as the official month for Dystonia Awareness here in New York. I hope that by raising awareness for this disorder we can learn how to better treat the symptoms and one day find a cure.”
Murray encourages anyone looking to learn more about Dystonia and how it affects our communities, or to become an awareness activist, to visit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s website dystonia-foundation.org. If you wish to sign the petition to make September the official Dystonia Awareness Month nationwide, click here.