Thursday, June 5, 2008

MS Activists Go to Washington

In early May, thousands of MS activists visited and contacted their legislators in Washington about the need to increase federal investment in MS research.

On May 8, 2008, MS activists flooded Capitol Hill with visits and emails, urging Congress to secure $15 million in federal funds for MS research. More than 400 MS activists representing every state traveled to Washington, DC, to help shape this and other policies that impact the lives of people living with MS. More than 37,000 activists — and many of you — supported those on the Hill by sending emails to your legislators.

This increased funding would help to provide the resources necessary to further identify and pursue environmental risks, new treatments, and a cure for the more than 28,000 U.S. veterans diagnosed with MS and more than 400,000 people living with the disease nationwide. Find out more.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I hope the government gets its act together and put some real funds behind stemming/curing this horrible disease.