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Congressman Kean cosponsors the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representative Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-07) cosponsored H.R. 2365, the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act, legislation to unite the federal government in a mission to cure and prevent Parkinson’s disease, alleviate financial and health burdens on American families, and reduce government spending over time. 

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common – and fastest growing – neurological disease globally with nearly 90,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Congressman Kean recently visited the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance workshop in Westfield.

“Many families know and have experienced the pain and fear associated with a Parkinson’s diagnosis,” Kean said. “I am proud to cosponsor this bill, commonsense legislation that will put us in the right direction in finding a cure for Parkinson’s and helping those who are currently affected.”

The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act will create an advisory council comprising members of federal agencies that supports research, care, and services for Parkinson’s, plus caregivers, patients, and other non-federal experts.

Specifically, the council will:  

  • Ensure coordination among federal entities with responsibility for managing, treating, and curing Parkinson’s disease 
  • Evaluate all current federal programs related to Parkinson’s  
  • Write a national plan to prevent and cure Parkinson’s, and reduce the financial impact of the disease on patients and the federal government 
  • Report back to Congress on progress toward the plan’s goals

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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