Alert!! Ask your Governor to sign The Limb Loss Awareness Month Proclamation!

This alert is courtesy of our friends at the Amputee Coalition of America The Amputee Coalition has submitted a proclamation to all 50 state governors to designate April as Limb Loss Awareness Month.  This is important to the limb loss community because it helps us to raise awareness, provide additional support and information, reach out to the broader community, and talk about measures to reduce and prevent limb loss. 

We need you to contact your governor this week to show your support and ask them to sign this important proclamation so we can recognize Limb Loss Awareness Month with the governor's support in all 50 states! 

Taking Action is Simple

This email contains a sample e-mail and call script below for you to send to your governor's office, all you have to do is use the link below to contact your governor, click on your state, and then copy and paste and fill in your name and information.  Be sure to fill in all of the blanks.

Contact your Governor!

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors.shtml

Sample email:

Dear Governor (NAME), 

I am writing to urge you to sign the Limb Loss Awareness Month proclamation that would designate April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. This proclamation will allow members of the limb loss community to raise awareness, provide added support and preventative information to the limb loss community and broader community about the issues the limb loss community faces.  We will also be focusing on the dangers of diabetes and other health and safety concerns to prevent limb loss in the future.

This is an opportunity to give people with limb loss a time for recognition and a voice to help reintegrate new amputees, raise awareness of the limb loss community, and get the message out that limb loss can be prevented.

I hope you will consider signing this important proclamation to give the amputees in (STATE) an opportunity to reach out to one another and the larger community to raise awareness about limb loss.

Sincerely,

 NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE

Sample call script:

Governor (NAME),

My name is (NAME), and I am from (CITY).  I am calling to urge you to support the proclamation that would designate April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. This will allow members of the limb loss community to raise awareness, provide added support and preventative information about the issues the limb loss community faces, and the dangers of diabetes and other health and safety concerns to prevent limb loss in the future.

This is an opportunity to give people with limb loss a time for recognition and a voice to help reintegrate new amputees, raise awareness of the limb loss community, and get the message out that limb loss can be prevented.

I hope you will consider signing this important proclamation to give the amputees in (STATE) an opportunity to reach out to one another and the larger community to raise awareness about limb loss.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Updates from the Amputee Coalition

March 1, 2011

Our 25th Anniversary premier event is less than 3 months away! Please join us June 2-4, 2011* at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO for the Amputee Coalition National Conference. To learn more, register or reserve your room click here

The Amputee Coalition is now accepting applications for the third annual Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship until April 1, 2011. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and complete your application, click here

 The 2011 Paddy Rossbach Summer Youth Camp is accepting camp applications through March 15th.Read more about this exciting opportunity

Support Group Alert! Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the first National Limb Loss Awareness Month – April 2011. Call Kim Henshaw at 888/267-5669, ext. 8143 to find out how your group can participate and the free marketing and materials the Amputee Coalition can provide.

 To learn more about these updates and the latest information on our 25th Anniversary Celebration, visit our Web site often at www.amputee-coalition.org or call toll free, 888/267-5669


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