03.07.17

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reintroduces Resolution on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee reintroduced a resolution supporting the Goals and Ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. This resolution was first introduced in 2008.

“My sister, Mildred has lived with MS for more than 40 years, I am inspired everyday by the courage with which she approaches life. Her passion and determination motivates me to redouble my commitment to supporting efforts to find a cure to this life altering disease,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I am pleased to support this bipartisan resolution to raise awareness about the impact of MS on individuals and families, and honor the healthcare professionals and researches working to find a cure.”

Congressman David Price (NC-04) added, “As Co-Chair of the Congressional MS Caucus, I am pleased to join onto this effort to recognize Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Over two million individuals around the world have been diagnosed with this chronic disease. I call on my fellow Members of Congress to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and to continue to fund life-saving medical research.”

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for this unpredictable disease, and the progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from person to person.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week shares the message that “Together We Are Stronger.” This year’s awareness week draws attention to the challenges of MS today and collaborations in finding long-term solutions and treatments for the disease.

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