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We are excited to announce that the Foundation met with Congressman Joe Morelle of New York on Capitol Hill on March 19th, 2024 to celebrate the Representative’s introduction of the Sjögren's Foundation's Resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives reaffirming April as Sjögren’s Awareness Month. 

This Resolution provides updated information about Sjögren’s disease, as our knowledge has advanced considerably since a Resolution was first introduced in 1998. The emphasis of the Resolution was on Sjögren’s as a serious and systemic autoimmune disease and furthering ongoing federal research. The Resolution will serve as a reference for lawmakers and the public on Sjögren’s disease, raising awareness and supporting efforts with future funding and programmatic requests. Here is the official entry of the Resolution in The full resolution will be available to read on this site in a couple of days. 

Advocacy doesn’t just happen overnight. This was a year-long endeavor to find a representative to highlight this disease and take the lead introducing the Resolution to share the latest information on Sjögren's across Congress and key federal agencies. 

We would like to thank Congressman Morelle for his leadership in raising awareness for Sjögren's disease. Join us in thanking Congressman Morelle for his support. You can comment on the Sjögren’s entry on his official Facebook page here or you can call his office at 202-225-3615 and leave a message thanking him for raising awareness for Sjögren's. 

The Foundation is working on an exciting number of initiatives before Congress and the Administration, and will continue to push for ways to raise awareness for Sjögren's and fight to let Sjögren’s voices be heard.


From left to right: Kathy Hammitt, VP of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Sjögren's Foundation; Congressman Joe Morelle of New York, U.S. House of Representatives; Janet Church, CEO and President, Sjögren's Foundation; Matt Makara, Sr. Director of Scientific and Research Affairs, Sjögren's Foundation