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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 16, 2020 10:17 AM
From: Representative Robert F. Matzie
To: All House members
Subject: “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week” in PA – March 8 – 14, 2020
Multiple sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Common symptoms of MS include fatigue, weakness, spasticity, balance problems, bladder and bowel problems, numbness, vision loss, tremors, and depression. This disease affects an estimated 1million Americans and more than 27,000 Pennsylvanians. Unfortunately, there is no known cause or cure.

“Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week,” which is coordinated annually by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, provides advocates and patients with the opportunity to educate the public about this disease. During this week, individuals participate in events which raise awareness, improve public understanding, and bring us closer to a world free of MS.

By recognizing the week of March 8, 2020, as “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week," we are encouraging citizens across the Commonwealth to learn more about this disease and how they can improve the lives of those living with MS. Please join us in co-sponsoring this important resolution.

Introduced as HR696