Friday, May 4, 2007

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution declaring May as National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. The House is currently working on a similar resolution. The resolution would help raise awareness for the under-recognized autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, that afflict 24.5 million Americans. And it would establish the goal of increasing federal funding for research into the root causes. Thanks to the MS activists who supported this resolution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I supported this resolution. I'm 33 years old with multiple sclerosis and autoimmune hepatitis. The MS is progressing and the AH is attacking my liver so that my doctor wants me to go on the transplant list. Anyway, I think it's important to make the public aware of autoimmune diseases and we need the $$ for research to diagnose, treat and cure them. Thanks! Jamee R., NJ