Harrisburg, PA, May 14, 2013 — The Senate of Pennsylvania today unanimously approved State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Phila.) resolution declaring May 2013 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. Each year more than 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Farnese’s resolution was co-sponsored by State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York).

Pictured (L to R) are State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York); Tony Heyl, Communications and Public Policy Manager of The ALS Association of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter; Dave Ihdy of Ephrata; State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Phila.); Marriane Kilpatric of Hummelstown and Kilpatric’s daughter Danielle Mariano of Hershey.

Pictured (L to R) are State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York); Tony Heyl, Communications and Public Policy Manager of The ALS Association of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter; Dave Ihdy of Ephrata; State Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Phila.); Marriane Kilpatric of Hummelstown and Kilpatric’s daughter Danielle Mariano of Hershey.