Proclamation 5786 -- Run to Daylight Day, 1988
the President of the
Each year, up to 1.8 million Americans, most of them under age 30, suffer head injuries; and more than 50,000 survivors of such injuries will experience long-term physical and mental difficulties and often need extended care and rehabilitation in returning to productive lives. Advances in medical treatment now save the lives of many people with severe head injuries; improvements in long-term rehabilitation need to continue.
to Daylight, a nonprofit organization concerned with improving rehabilitation
for survivors of head injuries, is sponsoring a 3,600-mile run across the
United States this year -- the ``Run to Daylight.'' This event will begin in
The ``Run to Daylight'' will remind Americans about the rehabilitation needs of survivors of head injuries and will help the National Head Injury Foundation, which is dedicated to improving life for survivors of head injuries and their families and to developing and supporting programs to prevent such injuries.
Congress, by Public Law 100 - 268, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of March, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 31.