March 10, 2008

Lupus Advocacy Day: Call your Senators and Representatives on Tuesday, March 11th

Even if you cannot come to Capitol Hill, make your voice heard!

As you may know, Tuesday, March 11th, 300 lupus advocates from across the United States are coming to Capitol Hill to meet with their Senators and Representatives to ask them to increase funding for lupus medical research at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and ask them to cosponsor S. 1359/H.R. 1192, the Lupus Research, Education, Awareness, Healthcare, and Communications (REACH) Amendment.

More than 1.5 million Americans are affected by this devastating disease and it has been nearly 50 years since the FDA has approved medication to treat lupus! Even though you might not be able to come to Washington, DC to meet with your Senators and Representatives, you can still make a difference.

Call Tuesday, March 11th and get your voice heard at the same time as advocates in Washington, DC! Make your voices heard!

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