An Advocacy Workout

What is happening with the Alzheimer’s advocacy group, and what is happening on the federal level?  Just a few weeks ago,

“Congress has put forth the largest proposed increase in federal funding for Alzheimer’s research and care programs. Thanks to bipartisan budget negotiators for coming together on this issue. Let’s all encourage swift passage by the both the House and the Senate. #ENDALZ”

Advocacy wordThis is a huge step for families and researchers who want to learn more about this neurological disease and find more information to help families.  But the buck didn’t stop there, here is a statistic…

“In the state of Virginia, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias has 130,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease and 443,000 dementia caregivers. What better way than to have today, January 16, 2014 as the first-ever virtual Virginia State Advocacy Day for the Alzheimer’s Association!”

Remember if the change occurs in Virginia, it could help another state advocacy group as well.  Through the advocacy forum, there is an event that is now accepting registration to learn more and support the cause in April 7-9 in Washington, D.C. by visiting:  http://alz.org/forum.  Even if you cannot take off of work, travel to Washington, D.C. or afford tickets, there are other ways that you can support the cause through the forum link.

If Alzheimer’s is not your cause…you can do the same thing for your own cause and become active.

Resource:  http://alz.org

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3 thoughts on “An Advocacy Workout

  1. I’m glad this group is fighting for a cure. Alzheimer’s Disease is rampant in the geriatric population and some younger people too and awareness and research is a must in determinig how to stop the amount of people beng affected by the disease.

  2. Thanks for the info. I didn’t realize that Congress had put forth this proposal. Very necessary indeed.

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