Friday

Virginia Senator Warner and Representative Goodlatte.... PLEASE co-sponsor the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act s. 626!

I attended a meeting yesterday at the Virginia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation here in Richmond and learned more about this Act. Do you or a loved one suffer from arthritis? Find out more about s. 626 here http://www.arthritis.org/advocacy/priorities/priorities_2007apcca.asp

The following is an excerpt from our local Arthritis Foundation's website:

We worked diligently to secure co-sponsors in Congress for the Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act. When it passes, this bill will make huge strides in our knowledge of and ability to treat juvenile arthritis, fund additional arthritis research at NIH, and ensure the arthritis program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is important to us as funds flow from the CDC back to Virginia to combat arthritis as a public health issue. Currently the only members of Congress from Virginia who have not agreed to co-sponsor this important legislation are Senator Warner and Representative Goodlatte. We could use your help. If you have not yet registered as an arthritis advocate, please do so by navigating through the Advocacy tab on the home page. (Arthritis Advocacy http://www.arthritis.org/advocacy/)

Here is how you can help by becoming an advocate as I have done. Send a letter to your representative expressing your support of this Act. http://www.arthritis.org/advocacy/priorities/priorities_contact.asp

For all you Artists or Art Lovers out there:

Did you know that Pierre-Auguste Renoir suffered from a devastating form of arthritis?
Check out this site to read about how he and his life as an artist was greatly affected by this painful disabling disease. He was truly an amazing man! Art and Arthritis http://www.arthritis.ca/programs%20and%20resources/news%20magazine/1994/art/default.asp?s=1 Here is another great site to visit. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/315/7123/1704

Carolyn Hietala aka Lifeoncanvas http://carolynhietalapaintings.blogspot.com/

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