WFMZ-TV: Professor Rose Thanks Montgomery Commissioners for ALS Awareness Month
May 4, 2012
WFMZ-TV News reported May 3 that the Montgomery County Commissioners established May as ALS Awareness Month. Dr. Wesley Rose, who was diagnosed with ALS seven years ago and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was on hand to support the commissioners' effort, as reported by WFMZ-TV:
Rose thanked Chair Commissioner Josh D. Shapiro for his help throughout the years, recognizing ALS for the issue that it is, for gaining funding and his friendship.
“When you know you have friends like this, you’re not alone,” said Rose. “It makes the fight worth fighting.”
“I want to personally thank you for all the help you have done with education and research,” said Commissioner Leslie S. Richards, who stated her own grandfather was diagnosed with ALS. “I know it’s moving way too slowly for all of us. We’d like to get more answers, but I really appreciate all that you’ve done and you have my support.”
“Thank you for what you are doing to bring awareness,” said Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr.