Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease, have sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to others in the House of Representatives asking them to join the caucus in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
The letter, distributed on April 21, 2014, states the impact of Parkinson’s disease on as many as 1.5 million Americans and includes New Jersey Assistant State Director Joe Narciso’s story. The Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease was created in 2003 to increase awareness on Capitol Hill about Parkinson’s disease issues and as a means to keep Members of Congress and their staffs informed of the latest developments in Parkinson’s-related legislation and biomedical research.
The U.S. Senate has already declared April Parkinson’s Awareness Month with a resolution.
To read the full House letter, click here.