February 25, 2020         
Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology Partner to Advance Health Care Needs   •   Gardenia Willoughby Joins Marca Global as Director of Account Services   •   LIM College to Offer Summer Fashion Programs in New York City   •   Jewish National Fund-USA Closes in on $1M Match for Disabilities   •   Mattel Announces Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for Women in Toys Timed to Company’s 75th Anniversary   •   The Biggest Baby Shower Ever is Back in Los Angeles as Big City Moms Celebrates 15th Anniversary   •   PenFed Foundation Launches Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program Master's Program Sponsored by SOSi   •   Washington Prime Group Announces HomeGoods to Open at Mesa Mall   •   Hamilton Wingo, LLP Adds New Associate Damian N. Williams at Law Firm   •   Discover Recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality For Seventh Consecutive Year   •   HR Green Assists City of Waterloo in transitioning declining properties into Teen Center   •   TherapeuticsMD and Afaxys Enter Into Agreement to Expand Access to ANNOVERA® in the U.S. Public Health Sector   •   Guard your state-of-the-art Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with Gadget Guard Black Ice Flex screen protector   •   Five Star Senior Living President and CEO Katie Potter to Be Honored with Women of Distinction Award   •   Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets   •   L’eggs® Announces Partnership with ‘Operation: Deploy Your Dress’   •   Baby Making After Valentine’s Day Means a Turkey Time Baby: Preparing for a Summer Bump & Thanksgiving Wobble   •   Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) announces partnership with Medical City Children's Hospital Kids Fit M   •   Powerhouse ZURU Co-Founder Anna Mowbray Named 2020 Wonder Woman In Manufacturing; On A Mission To Change The Way Toys Are Made   •   ARC Makes Strong Debut on HRC’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index
Bookmark and Share

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Raises MS Awareness At Forum

WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host an awareness forum to address multiple sclerosis – what has commonly been referred to as a ‘mysterious disease.’  Partnering with CBCF in its forum on May 13 from 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room South are the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and EMD Serono.

 

Kweisi Mfume, newly-named chief executive officer for the National Medical Association and a former Congress member, will moderate the event. Panelists will include Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Russ Carnahan of Missouri and Hank Johnson of Georgia.  Members will share their personal involvement around MS issues as well as legislation they are supporting to address this debilitation condition and their fight for access to affordable prescription medications under the current health care legislation.

 

Almost 200 Americans a week are diagnosed a week with MS.  Women are twice as likely as men to be affected by MS and for African-Americans, the disease progresses more rapidly, leaving them to need ambulatory assistance earlier than other groups. The forum is an extension of the Foundation’s core mission to educate the public through community and policy outreach.

 

WHO:                         CBC Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, EMD Serano

WHAT:                      Congressional Awareness Forum on Multiple Sclerosis

WHEN:                      May 13, 2010 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:                   Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room South

 

###

 

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. was established in 1976 as a
 nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the

 socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News