You Can make a Difference - Right Now! We migraineurs spend too much of our time feeling helpless. Part of taking back your life from this disease is to feel and be powerful wherever and whenever you can. You can do a piece of that today. If you are in the US, please email your senators right now! We just got word this morning that today is the deadline to get senators on board to support increases in NIH funding for headache disorder and Migraine disease research. Last month's efforts to get support in the House of Representatives were successful, so thanks to everyone who helped! And now we get another chance!
Here's the text of the email I received from ADHA this morning. You can click on the link below to email your senators in less than 5 minutes. Thanks in advance for your support. Together we can make a difference!
Dear Ms. Oltman:
Our efforts last month to urge members of the US House of Representatives to support increases in NIH funding for research on headache disorders were highly successful. Twelve Representatives signed the Obey/Walsh letter. This is an outstanding result for the first mobilization of our numbers, and we are optimistic that it will be enough to have our message appended to the House appropriations bill.
It is now time to contact your US Senators for the same purpose. Unfortunately our window of opportunity is only narrowly open. The letter with Senators' signatures must be submitted by today, April 4th.
- Please take just 5 minutes RIGHT NOW to go directly to http://capwiz.com/headacheadvocacy/issues/alert/?alertid=11231066&PROCESS=Take+Action and send your message to your two US Senators
- Please forward this email right away to anyone else concerned about the inadequate state of care for patients with headache disorders.
Only with increased research will new effective treatments for headache disorders become available. And only with your help will such research activities increase to levels appropriate to the huge scale of this problem. The larger our voice, the greater will be our impact.
Thanks again for your efforts.
Robert Shapiro, MD, PhD
William Young, MD,
Teri Robert, PhD
Brad Klein, MD, MBA
And thanks from me too! - Megan