Rest In Peace to Former Florida Congresswoman The Honorable Carrie P. Meek.
Meek was a strong advocate for lupus warriors. She led congressional efforts to secure funding for research and support services. She secured passage of the Lupus Research & Care Amendments Act of 2000. Title V of Public Law 106-505 was signed into law on November 13, 2000, by President Clinton.
The law authorized the U.S. Secretary of Health to expand research and related activities for lupus. Activities included coordinating services among federal agencies to address health disparities, increasing awareness to improve early diagnosis and treatment, and authorizing grants to federal, state, and local agencies and nonprofit organizations to expand healthcare and enhanced services for people with lupus. (Source lupus.org)
A true champion for lupus change! We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Meek family. We are forever grateful for her hard work and dedication to the lupus community. #LupusInColor