Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Help Us Help Us - AHDA Action Alert
HELP END THE FEDERAL NEGLECT OF CHRONIC DISABLING HEADACHE DISORDERS!
The Alliance for Headache Disorder Advocacy (AHDA) sent out the following email alert:
Subject: Urge US Congressional Hearings on Migraine and Headache Disorders
Migraine and other chronic headache disorders cause tremendous suffering, disability, and economic costs in the US. Federal research funding agencies, such as the NIH, have neglected this burden partly because Members of Congress, with oversight of these agencies, are unaware of the huge scope of the problem.
A US congressional hearing has never been devoted to headache disorders. We seek to remedy this and educate your Members of Congress. But we need your help.
Right now, we ask you to please sign an on-line petition urging congressional hearings to be held on the impact of headache disorders. It takes only a minute to sign and we will deliver the signed petition to Congress.
Also, please forward this email to everyone and anyone that cares about someone suffering with a disabling headache disorder. Please ask them to sign too, and then pass the email further onwards.
Together, we can ensure that our lawmakers in Washington, DC appreciate the urgent need to reduce the huge burden of migraine and headache disorders.
Thank you very much, and happy Thanksgiving.
The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy
We need to help ourselves. It's so easy to click on this link to sign the petition. We need to start standing up for ourselves.
After you click on this link, you will be brought to the AHDA website where you can click on a Take Action button. From there you will be able to see several of the headache disorder statistics which highlights many facts regarding headache disorders. You will be able to sign the petition at the bottom of this page.
It will take less than two minutes of your time to sign the petition. If you want, you don't have to, you can even add a public comment to go along with your signature.
After I signed the petition, I decided to follow up on an email I sent a while back to some of those close to me about signing up to receive these action alerts. In the email I sent today, I wanted to encourage them to sign this petition. If they received the action alert, that's great! My email should only server as a reminder to sign the petition. If they didn't receive the action alert email, then that's great too. At least they would have received my email to sign the petition. The good thing is that I will be able to follow up with everyone again in a couple of days when we get together for Thanksgiving.
Please help us to help us by signing the petition. We really need to start taking action for ourselves and this is an easy way for us, our family and our friends to help us out.