The ALS Association Florida Chapter
Florida Cabinet Joins the House and Senate in Declaring May to be “ALS Awareness Month”
The ALS Association Florida Chapter is celebrating another advocacy success. The Florida Cabinet soon plans to echo the actions of the House and Senate in proclaiming May to be “ALS Awareness Month.”
, along with Florida Cabinet members Bill McCollum, Alex Sink, and , will make the proclamation in a meeting scheduled for in Talahassee. Association supporters, patients, and caregivers are welcome to attend the short ceremony. Please meet in front of the cabinet meeting room in the Capitol Building no later than 8:45am.
The resolution will dedicate the month of May to educate the public about the devastating effects of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Cabinet members hope their efforts will aid the fight against ALS, while supporting patient care and biomedical research.
“This resolution is the culmination of a six week campaign. For the first time, ALS will achieve recognition across the entire state and gain distinction in the minds of state legislators,” Dara Alexander, ALS Association Florida Chapter President, said.
The ALS Association thanks Attorney General Bill McCollum for his support of this resolution and ALS Advocate Ed Kourt for his efforts in meeting with state leaders. As a result of this resolution, we anticipate great success in educating the public, increasing funds for research and patient care, and ultimately taking another big step toward making ALS a disease of the past.