Tuesday, May 22, 2007

MS Activists Rally for Support of Autoimmune Diseases

MS activists joined with other autoimmune disease patient groups today at the U.S. Capitol for the Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Rally and Health Fair. Congressmen Steven Israel (NY) and Patrick Kennedy (RI) spoke to the group. MS activist "Brave" Dave Gearing also told his story about being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 26. He called for making prescription drugs and mobility devices more affordable for people living with MS and other diseases.

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) and The National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG) spearheaded the event. May 2007 is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month.

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