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Okay, fellow MS people (and those who love us), here's a chance to have your voices heard by the powers that be in Washington. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is organizing an e-mail campaign urging the passage of The National MS and Parkinson's Disease Registries Act, which would for the first time establish a national coordinated system to collect and analyze data on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases and disorders.
Believe it or not, the last time a national study on the incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the United States was conducted was way back in 1975. A lot more than hairstyles and the width of lapels has changed since then, and a new study could shed light on a wide range of issues impacting the research and treatment of our shared enemy, multiple sclerosis.
The NMSS has made it easy to get involved. Simply click on this sentence to navigate to a webpage that they've devoted to the cause, which will allow you, with a few simple clicks of the mouse, to send e-mails in support of this important legislation to your senators and congressmen. While you're at it, you can sign up to become an "MS activist", and become involved in all of the Society's efforts to lobby on behalf of MS patients nationwide.
So, say it loud: I have MS, I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore! Take action and help yourself while you're helping others...We may be gimpy, but we ain't wimpy...