REPRESENTATIVE FROM PENNSYLVANIA RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT MS AND WALK MS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR
PA Rep. Bizzarro, Team Captain Lori Straub and Rep. Thompson cut the ribbon at Walk MS
U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-5) spoke on the House of Representative's floor on May 6, 2013 about his experience at Erie County's Walk MS event. Representative Thompson participated in the event and was a member of Lori and Tommy Straub's "Walk a Myelin My Shoes" Walk MS team. In the speech (which can be seen here), Representative Thompson remarked on the nationwide presence of Walk MS and thanked Lori and Tommy for extending the invitation to him to join their team.
John Platt and Representative G.T. Thompson in discussion
In true MS activist form, John Platt of Pennsylvania took the opportunity to discuss the importance of MS research funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research (CDMRP) and other priority issues with Representative Thompson at the Walk MS event. John's effort illustrates the need to always be thinking about how to engage and educate a member of Congress about MS and issues important to our community at a moment's notice! We thank Representative Thompson for raising awareness about multiple sclerosis in the U.S. Congress through his speech on the House floor and for participating in Walk MS! We also thank Lori and Tommy Straub, John Platt and other MS activists for their tireless efforts to make Walk MS such a successful event!