Friday, December 31, 2010

A Victory!


Thank You!

Dear Joe,

Soon, we expect President Obama to sign the National Alzheimer's Project Act into law. This is the largest legislative victory in many years for the Alzheimer cause, and you made it happen. We look forward to working with all of the various agencies to ensure this law is enacted in the spirit in which it was drafted.

With a new Congress convening in January, we're eager to build on the momentum from this victory and hope that you'll join us. As we prepare to launch our 2011 legislative priorities we are asking you to please consider making a donation so we can continue the fight against Alzheimer's disease. A donor has graciously stepped forward and offered to match all gifts made to the Alzheimer's Association by December 31, 2010, up to $10,000. So we need your support now to allow us to continue our efforts to advance research, as well as vital care and support programs in the upcoming year.
Please Donate!
As leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, you already know the stark realities:
  • 5.3 million.  Americans who are currently living with this disease, with that number expected to skyrocket to as many as 16 million by mid-century.
  • January 1, 2011. That's when the first baby boomer hits the age of 65, entering into an age of increased risk for developing Alzheimer's.
  • 0.  The number of people today with access to a means to prevent, cure or even slow the disease.
Yet our nation has lacked a national strategy to address this crisis. Thanks to your help, that stops now.  Throughout this year you have called on Congress, written the President, and signed the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride Petition to ask that our nation address this crisis. You made a difference and soon our nation will make a commitment to fighting this disease.

Thank you for all that you do and Happy Holidays.

Sincerely,

Robert Egge
Vice President of Public Policy
Alzheimer's Association
 
 
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
 
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Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
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As you read you will see why I received this email.  Yes a victory to a point, I am not sure what. But I want you to pay particular attention to the part I highlighted in RED. How many times have I said the same. When do you folks raise your voices, This is a Call To Arms. We the Walking Dead need your voice to be heard loud and clear and without stopping.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe
http://LivingWithAlzhiemers.wordpress.com

1 comment:

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This is indeed a major victory! Glad to see that it was finally recognized.