Roll-out of Bill H.R. 6218 in Syracuse, New York

“Mary Colella Autoimmune Disease Awareness Act of 2012

Rep Ann Marie Buerkle rolled out H.R.6218 in Syracuse, NY to announce legislation to increase awareness and education about autoimmune diseases.   Here is the link to a short news video:

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/595485/buerkle-proposing-bill-on-autoimmune-diseases/

An autoimmune condition results from a person’s immune system causing his or her body to mistakenly attack its healthy cells. There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and celiac disease.

Researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH) have concluded that as many as 32 million Americans have the autoimmune antibodies.

Autoimmune diseases effect people of all ages, races, and gender, but are found to be more prevalent in women.

To read the Bill and letter, please see the attached documents.

 

Atlanta chapter members featured on radio interview for Vasculitis Awareness Month

front row l-r: Jane Thomas, Kaci Sanderson, Sheila May
back row: Tony Randall and Mo Reilley

On May 11, 2012, members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Vasculitis Foundation were interviewed by Mo Reilley of Heart of Atlanta radio show. You can listen to the interview on the VF YouTube Awareness channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZjbQ2KH4uY&list=PLE67B69530B0CE3D2&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Vasculitis Awareness in the United Kingdom
DCVAS nurses Jenny O’Donoghue (left) and Ellie Corps promote Vasculitis Awareness Month at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. DCVAS is the Diagnostic and Classification Criteria in Vasculitis and to date has recruited 1,096 patients from 62 sites worldwide. To learn more:  www.dcvas.org

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