Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Advocacy Action Requested

Following is from an email received from ALSA:

Earlier this year, we requested that you contact your Members of Congress to urge them not to eliminate the ALS Research Program at the Department of Defense. Thanks to your outreach, Congress provided $8 million for the program this year! You made a difference. But we need your help again.

The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to vote on the FY 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act on Tuesday, June 14 and we have learned that an amendment may be offered that would eliminate the ALSRP next year. We cannot let this amendment pass. If it passes, at least $8 million that is so urgently needed for research no longer would be available. It would mean that research specifically designed to find a treatment would not take place.

Please contact your Representative TODAY! Tell them to save the ALSRP and work with the Appropriations Committee to make sure our government continues to support the fight to find a treatment and cure as soon as possible!

You can email your Representative directly from our website, here. Do it today. And tell your friends, family and everyone else you know to do the same. Your outreach made a difference earlier this year and we are confident that it can again -- but only if you take action today.

Thank you!

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