28 Mar: Madden Resolution To Designate March MS Awareness Month Signed By Governor

TRENTON – A joint resolution sponsored by Senator Fred Madden (D-Gloucester/Camden), that recognizes March as “Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month” has been signed by Governor Chris Christie.

The designation will help raise the public’s awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, promote an understanding of the scope of the disease, and assist those with MS in making educated decisions about their health care, according to Senator Madden. The National MS Education and Awareness Day is also in March.

“Those suffering from multiple sclerosis endure pain and constant challenges and yet, there is so little we know about the disease,” said Madden, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. “An MS Awareness Month will help bring understanding and knowledge to a disease that thousands of New Jersey residents struggle with every day.”

18 Jan: Weinberg/Huttle/Johnson Resolution Naming May ‘Adult Onset Disability Awareness Month’ Is Now Law

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, which would designate May of every year as “Adult Onset Disability Awareness Month” has been signed into law.

“This law is about bringing awareness to the fact that there are certain developmental disabilities that arise during adulthood,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Teaneck.”These kinds of observances call attention to a variety of issues that people face. The fact that people are living longer means that we have more of a chance of facing a variety of disabilities that we weren’t born with. This law is calling attention to the fact that this vulnerable population needs our support.”