California State Senator Jerry Hill has introduced a State Senate Resolution (SR 40) to designate August 17th as Coats Disease Awareness Day in California.
The Resolution urges and supports all efforts to raise “awareness of this disease, promote and enable early detection and advance treatments, achieve prevention, further scientific research, and find a cure for this disease.”
The California Senate will take up the resolution on August 17th in Sacramento and members of the Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation Board will be present when the vote is taken.
This is a wonderful and exciting achievement that will raise public awareness of the disease and encourage private investment in research towards treatments and a cure.
Our Coats Community in California is urged to write Senator Hill thanking him for his efforts and also writing to their own State Senator urging that Senator to support SR 40.
To find your own California Senator, click on the link here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
Senator Hill’s email is [email protected].
For those who do not live in California, you may also write to Senator Hill and express your support for his efforts.
You can click here to download a copy of Senate Resolution 40. If you wish to have your own State also proclaim August 17th (this year or next) as Coats Disease Awareness Day, please feel free to use a copy of the California Resolution as a template. If you would like assistance in your home State, please email Ed McGovern of our Foundation at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist.