Thursday, March 22, 2012

Limb Loss Awareness Month Presidential Proclamation

US Navy 110419-N-KE905-026 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Todd E. Hammond shows his Purple Heart medal to his two-year-old daughtFrom our friends at the Amputee Coalition.
This month, the Amputee Coalition submitted a request to the President of the United States to designate April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. This designation would give individuals in the limb loss community a time to rally together, support one another, educate the broader community about limb loss prevention and raise awareness of issues that members of the limb loss community face.

Make Your Voice Heard!

We are asking that if you have not taken action yet - that you do so TODAY and ask your family, friends and co-workers to join you in sending a strong message to the White House on behalf of designating April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. Please contact the White House and tell them that you want the President to sign the Limb Loss Awareness Month proclamation! We only have a short time before they make a decision, and we need you to ask for support now!

Taking action is easy! The more amputees, family, friends, support groups and prosthetists that contact the White House, the more likely the President will sign the proclamation and recognize limb loss awareness month and our community.

You can make a difference for members of the limb loss community by simply copying the message below and filling out the White House contact form online at: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments/ope. When filling out the form, choose “Administration” in the “Subject” line.

If you would like to find out more about Limb Loss Awareness Month, learn other ways to get involved or read the proclamation submitted to the White House by the Amputee Coalition, you can visit our Web site at limblossawareness.org or call us at (888) 267-5669.

Finally, if you do take action and contact the White House, please let us know so we can keep track of how many people have contacted the White House by e-mailing the Amputee Coalition at Federal@amputee-coalition.org. In 2011, hundreds of you contacted your governors to declare Limb Loss Awareness Month in your state. This year, we need everyone to contact the White House and ask them to sign this proclamation for the limb loss community. Please share this email with everyone you know and help us raise the voice of all people affected by limb loss!
You can find a sample message to submit at http://acoa.convio.net/site/News2?id=5343.

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