Petition H.Res.1037 – Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Month

In March, 2008, Mr. Steve Kagen presented a resolution to the House asking for June to be designated as National Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Month. After his presentation, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Health on March 10, 2008. Since then, it appears to have sat collecting dust. It has now been over 3 years, and we still have no National Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Month. When will the sufferers of this debilitating, incurable and often misunderstood disease be represented by our government?

It’s time we speak up and tell them to pull H.Res.1037 off the shelf and ask President Obama to approve it.

This would be a great step towards furthering research, treatment, and most of all, widespread knowledge and understanding of this disease. Many sufferers often go years, sometimes decades, with no diagnosis because the medical community has so little information about HS.

The full text of the bill can be found here:

It has been too long now, that we have sat hoping for recognition, while the past three years this piece of legislation has been tucked away and forgotten. If you are an HS sufferer, or know someone who is, please sign this petition and ask congress to pick up where they left off, make June the National HS Awareness Month, and help increase understanding of HS in the medical community and the country as a whole.



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