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Take 2 minutes to support the designation of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month!! 

JBaxter

I had lunch with a wonderful group today.   One of the individuals is an active member of the Amputee Coalition of America.  He is starting a support group here in Upstate South Carolina, feel free to email me and I can forward you the meeting flyer and contact info- jbaxter@thenewellgroup.com - First meeting , March 17th!

My lunch companion sent me an email from ACA to support the designation of April as Limb Loss Awareness Month, see below.  It only takes 2 minutes to fill out.  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.

Here is the email:

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

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.



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