Dufferin County council proclaims May as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness, Sexual Violence Prevention Month

Dufferin County has proclaimed May as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

Darren White, county warden and mayor of Melancthon, made the proclamations at the May 9 county council meeting.

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ambassador for Dufferin-Caledon, James Jackson, thanked council for raising awareness.

Johns Hopkins Medicine says MS is a chronic disease that affects the body’s nervous system and may cause vision impairment and impact cognitive processing.

Lynnette Pole-Langdon, the new executive director at Family Transition Place, received the proclamation of Sexual Violence Prevention Month on behalf of Family Transition Place, along with their local sexual assault advisory committee.

“It’s an important month to recognize because we know sexual violence can impact people from all walks of life,” Pole-Langdon said. “We appreciate you recognizing it this month.”

Rebecca Weston, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Orangeville Banner