Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Phil Keoghan Joins Congressional MS Caucus on Capitol Hill

On Monday, May 4, the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus co-hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Bike Caucus to recognize Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s The Amazing Race.

Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Co-Chairs of the Congressional MS Caucus, spoke at the event about issues important to people living with MS, like the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding, the National Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease Registry Act (H.R. 1362), and comprehensive health care reform. Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Thomas Petri (R-WI), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, spoke about the many lifestyle and health benefits that bicycling promotes. Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH), who is living with MS, shared remarks about the significance of this event and Phil Keoghan’s mission.

Phil has been cycling across the country to raise awareness for MS and to promote cycling for healthy living. His journey, which will conclude this Saturday, May 9 in New York City, has taken him over 3,500 miles in 40 days. Click here to learn more.

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