The NAC Have a Heart Foundation champions advocacy for the “Right To Try” legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

The Right To Try Bill will give all terminally ill patients in America the “Right to Try” experimental drugs and medical equipment which have passed Phase 1 FDA Clinical Trials and are now in Phase 2 and 3 Clinical Trials.  Please visit the Right To Try website for full details about this advocacy work.

Right to Try Bill has become the law of the land and bears the Name of ALS Warrior Matt Bellina.

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump holds up and show a bill during a bill signing ceremony at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Building May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump has signed S. 204, the ‘Right to Try Act’ into law. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the Right To Try Bill which carries the name of ALS patients Trickett Wendler, Jordan McLinn, Frank Mongiello and Matt Bellina, was signed into law by the President.  There are many warriors who fought hard for this bill to become law, the most prominent among them have their names attached to the law.  Many thanks to the legislators who also fought hard to navigate the tumultuous waters of Washington DC politics to make this happen:  Senator Ron Johnson (WS),Senator JoeDonnely (IN), Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).

Jim Worthington, Caitlin Bellina, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick with Matt Bellina on the day of the bill signing.

We are also grateful to Jim Worthington, founder of the Have a Heart Foundation, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club, Chairman of IHRSA (International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association) and appointee of the President’s Council for Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.  His unwavering support, vision and drive were instrumental in this bill becoming a law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Right To Try Advocacy CLICK HERE