Thompson discusses "Walk to Create A World Free of Multiple Sclerosis"
May 7, 2013
Mr. Speaker: This past Saturday I had the honor of participating in the "Walk to Create A World Free of Multiple Sclerosis".
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Western Chapter of the National MS Society, this Erie County event provided hope for people living with MS, their families, friends, and loved ones.
Nationwide, the "Walk MS: 2013 Campaign" will include 250,000 participants across 700 cities, to raise awareness and support for research and services for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Now, more than any time in history, there are more therapies in development for MS.
Basic and clinical research has led to the development of many of the approved disease-modifying drugs for MS including new oral medications.
Congratulations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for having trained or funded many of the leading MS researchers creating these life-changing breakthroughs.
Mr. Speaker: I also want to thank Lori and Tommy Straub for inviting me to be a part of Team "Walk a Myelin in my Shoes". Together, we will continue to work towards a world free of MS.