Between August 1953 and December 1987, veterans who served at least 30 days at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to toxic water – contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chemicals. These individuals are now at increased risk for a range of cancers – and for Parkinson’s disease.The ParkinsonTV team traveled to North Carolina last summer and talked with Amy Lindberg, who served at Camp Lejeune in the 1980s. Since she received her diagnosis, Amy has been a tireless advocate for those with Parkinson’s – and for justice for those exposed.Yesterday, her quest for justice took an important step forward.The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 just reached bipartisan agreement in the Senate, and will soon proceed to a vote. The bill is an amended version of an earlier bill passed by the House, and includes provisions specific to veterans exposed at Camp Lejeune – via the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.Today, we need your help with three things to help catalyze the next step.1. Please watch Amy’s profile and learn more about Camp Lejeune and her Parkinson’s journey.2. Please join Amy and the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance for a liveZoom Q&A session tomorrow (5/20) at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET.Register To Meet Amy3. Please look up the contact information of your Senators and ask them to support the Honoring Our Pact Act.Find Your SenatorsUpdates on The Long Road to HopeSince releasing our flagship documentary, we’ve been releasing individual profiles of the extraordinary people featured in the film. We invite you to hear the stories they’ve shared.Watch More ProfilesWe need your help spreading the word about our efforts – if you enjoy our content and find it helpful, please consider forwarding it to ten friends, family members, and/or loved ones who may benefit.Forward to 10 FriendsStay tuned for more emails from us in the weeks ahead. Thank you again for all that you do, and as always, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts, suggestions, questions, or comments.
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