There is still time! Your voice can still make a difference!
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is continuing its campaign for the allocation of more government funding to peripheral neuropathy research.
If you have already contacted your Senators, THANK YOU! Our representative in DC has been busy meeting with your Senators and rallying our cause- more dollars for more research for better treatments and, one day, a cure.
For those of you who haven’t had a chance to contact your Senators yet- there is still time! Please help us make your Senators aware of the impact of peripheral neuropathy on your life- and how important it is to allow funding to be allocated to research on peripheral neuropathy!
Please contact your two Senators and urge them to include peripheral neuropathy in the Department of Defense’s Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program so that our research community can have access to new sources of federal research dollars.
Here is how you do it!
- Find the contact for your Senator here.
- Go to your Senators’ website pages/online contact forms
- You will be asked to fill out a form with your name, address, and message. Where the form asks for your message, copy in:
Subject: Please include Peripheral Neuropathy for the PRMRP for 2020
As a constituent from (ADD YOUR STATE) with peripheral neuropathy, I am writing to request your support to include the designation of “peripheral neuropathy” among the disorders and conditions eligible for research funding under the Department of Defense’s Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).
Affecting more than 20 million Americans, peripheral neuropathy refers to the many conditions that involve damage to the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral neuropathy is common among the veterans community, particularly those diagnosed with diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV and those exposed to Agent Orange. TELL PERSONAL STORY HERE.
I urge you to contact the Senate Appropriations Committee and request that they include “peripheral neuropathy” among the eligible PRMRP conditions and have this language included in the fiscal year 2020 Defense Appropriations Act.
- Email Mark Vieth at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can follow up with the Senators in Washington D.C.
Please feel free to contact us at (877)883-9942 with any additional questions you may have.
Thank you for joining us in support of peripheral neuropathy research!
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy Team