California Declares June 26, 2008 "Neuropathy Action Awareness Day"

California State Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 68, which was adopted unanimously by both the California State Assembly and Senate. The Resolution was Chaptered by the California Secretary of State’s Office on September 21, 2007. ACR 68 declares that June 26, 2008 is “Neuropathy Action Awareness Day” in California to raise public awareness regarding the symptoms and treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

  • Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 68


    NAF Board members Dustin Corcoran, Dominick Spatafora and Claudia Foutz receive a copy of the Resolution from Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward).

  • Activists Unite


    Laura Niznik and Bev Anderson, Board members of the Northern California chapter of the Neuropathy Association, pose with NAF Board members and Mary Hayashi.


The findings of the Resolution are as follows:

  • An estimated 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which manifests itself in many forms, including acute motor paralysis, subacute sensorimotor paralysis, and chronic sensorimotor paralysis.
  • Peripheral neuropathy can result from such different causes as metabolic disease, viral and bacterial infection, physical injury, poisoning, malnutrition, and genetic disorder.
  • Clinical symptoms can indicate the existence of peripheral neuropathy, but precise diagnosis requires review and analysis of medical history, physical examination, medical testing, and exclusionary treatments.
  • Peripheral neuropathy is preventable only to the extent that the underlying cause is preventable, requiring the individual patient’s alert awareness of bodily deficiency, illness, infection, or injury that can cause peripheral neuropathy, and the individual’s willingness to seek early diagnosis and treatment.
  • The Neuropathy Action Foundation has been established to inform people of peripheral neuropathy, educate them on its symptoms and best preventive practices, and promote medical research toward improved methods of diagnosing and treating peripheral neuropathy.