Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MS Activist Featured on CDMRP Website

MS activist Fiona Hoey is featured on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website for her notable advocacy and active participation as a consumer reviewer for both the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program and the Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP). As a result of a bold grassroots campaign led by MS activists just a couple of years ago, Congress has provided nearly $10 million for research funding to study the potential link between combat service and developing MS. Fiona plays a vital role in the process, sitting on panels with prominent researchers and offering a strong consumer voice in the selection high-risk, high-reward proposals for the MSRP. A volunteer with the New York City-Southern New York Chapter, Fiona is certainly helping us move toward a world free of MS.

In FY 2011, MS activists are urging Congress to provide $15 million for MS research in the CDMRP. Click here to take action today and urge your Senators' and Representative's support.

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