WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met this week with representatives of the ALS Association, an organization advocating for people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The group attended Brown’s weekly coffee with constituents during its visit to Washington, D.C. for National ALS Advocacy Day.
“It was an honor to meet with Ohioans working with the ALS Association,” Brown said. “Their work is critical for the many Americans who suffer from this devastating disease.”
The representatives of the ALS Association were Lisa Bruening and Mary Jo Elmo of Cleveland; Paul Carey, Lori Carey, Christian Carey, and Paul Carey Jr. of Westchester; Amanda Levison of Whitehouse; Debbie Lower of Cincinnati; Jacqueline Pfadt of Lyndhurst; and Marlin Seymour of Columbus.
According to their website, the ALS Association promotes research into ALS and provides assistance and care for those who have the progressive neurodegenerative disease. For more information about the ALS Association, please visit http://www.alsa.org/about-us/.