February 12, 2007

Sign a Petition, Please.

MS is something that has been thrust into my life when my mom was diagnosed a few years ago. Her attitude is always good about the future, both hers and for treatment of MS overall. Please take a moment to sign this petition. It's a form that you fill out, and takes only a moment.


(the following is from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website)
Petition Drive to Increase Federal Funding for MS Research

Federal funding for multiple sclerosis research is in serious decline. Tell your legislators today. It only takes a minute. Sign the petition below to increase funding for MS research. .

Without adequate funding, for example, we might not have the five existing MS treatments and several drugs in clinical testing for people with MS. The NIH paved the way for those discoveries, but funding for the NIH continues to decrease. Sign the petition today to tell lawmakers to support MS research.

The National MS Society is circulating this petition to collect at least 200,000 signatures from people who support additional federal funding for medical research for MS. If you know someone with MS or would like to help end its devastating effects, sign the petition by filling out the form below. Then forward it to someone you know.

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease in which the body attacks itself, resulting in damage to the nervous system. Symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe with paralysis or loss of vision. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, the prime years of their lives. The disease course is unpredictable for each person diagnosed with MS, but for every person with MS, the physical and emotional conditions of the disease also impact their families, their jobs, every part of their well-being. By making this commitment to medical research, we can help people with MS and their families.

1 comment:

  1. Petitions really work! My family had a similar one for my cousin who has a very rare form of MD called Duchenne's. I took petitions to classes at UMD and just basically accosted all people and made them sign and they did get the dough for research! Keep on keepin' on!