Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that legislation has been signed into law that officially designates the month of May as “Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month”. The Moore-sponsored bill was signed by Governor Charlie Baker after having received unanimous approval from the Legislature.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around thirty thousand people in the United States. The condition is characterized as a progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Due to the nature of the disease and the wide range of symptoms, treatment plans must be closely coordinated with a medical professional and tailored for individual needs.

“I hope that this effort will help raise awareness about this condition, which impacts thousands of individuals and their families,” said Senator Moore. “It’s important to understand the dangers of cystic fibrosis, and to promote better treatment options for our residents. I was proud to help usher this bill through to the Governor’s desk, and was pleased to learn that the legislation was signed into law.”

“As the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, we’re grateful for the designation of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Pamela Simms Spitzer, Executive Director of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “We are pleased to have champions like Senator Moore and Governor Baker spreading awareness about cystic fibrosis. Thanks to efforts like these in the Bay State and nationwide, every day brings us one step closer to finding a cure for everyone with CF.”

The bill has been codified as Chapter 134 of the Acts of 2017. To learn more about Senator Moore’s legislative efforts, please visit www.SenatorMikeMoore.com.