Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act Introduced!

The 114th Congress is off to an exciting start and we hope you are ready to advocate! To start the new year, we have some great news!

On January 13, Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced H.R. 292, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015.

H.R. 292 will create a national data collection system at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) focused on neurological diseases, including Parkinson's disease. It is estimated that between 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson's, but the truth is we do not have accurate information on how many people are living with the disease and what causes the disease. This lack of core knowledge inhibits Parkinson's research, programs, and services. Learn more.

The Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) strongly supports this legislation. Similar legislation passed unanimously in the House of Representatives in 2010 but stalled in the Senate - we believe this is the year we'll be successful but we need your help!

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 292, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015!

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