Friday, July 20, 2007

Senator Byrd Advances Funding for New MS Center

The first comprehensive center for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and care in West Virginia could soon be built, thanks to Senator Robert Byrd. But this project still needs to make it through Congress. If you live in West Virginia, click here and enter your ZIP code to send a quick e-mail to Senator Byrd. Thank him and ask for his ongoing attention to this effort.

The Senator has incorporated $4 million in funding to the FY 2008 Labor-Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill (S. 1710) for the development of a multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative disease research center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Now, we're focused on helping pass the bill.

This new MS center at WVU holds great promise for people living with MS not only in West Virginia but nationwide. The debate continues on the funding bill and support is still needed to approve it. We will keep you updated as this moves forward.

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