On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Governor Bill Haslam officially recognized the month of March as Amyloidosis Awareness month in the great state of Tennessee. With him in the photos here are Amyloidosis Foundation Board Member Charlotte Haffner, amyloidosis ambassador Mrs. Pat Dunn, Representative Glen Casada, plus Emily Martin, PhD and Jonathan Wall, PhD from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
This was a historic day and one Ms. Haffner has been pursuing for months. It was her goal that we have an annual month dedicated to raising awareness of this rare disease and supporting all of the amyloidosis patients across the U.S.A. Starting with Tennessee, followed close by Michigan and pending legislation in many other states, we will shine a light on amyloidosis, for an increase in early diagnosis, better treatments and hopefully soon a cure.
Let’s continue this movement until every state acknowledges March as Amyloidosis Awareness month! If you would like help in getting your state involved, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.