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Foundation Kicks off First-Ever PLS Awareness Month
Date:2/2/2009

K. Fink, Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan and Medical Advisor to the SPF. "These advances bring us closer to developing real treatments. I join the SPF and individuals and families with PLS and related motor neuron disorders in thanking Rep. Baca for his efforts to raise public awareness and research support."

The month-long designation also recognizes the contributions of Hardy Brown, a social activist and publisher who was diagnosed with PLS in 2007. Mr. Brown, who currently serves as Co-publisher of Brown Publishing, will spotlight PLS Awareness Month with an article on Black Voice News (www.blackvoicenews.com) reviewing recent findings and progress made by Dr. Fink and others in their research. Mr. Brown is the honoree for the first ever PLS Awareness Month as a result of his dedication and hard work in the areas of social justice and equality.

The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. (www.sp-foundation.org) is a national not-for-profit dedicated to raising funds and finding a cure for Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP).


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