Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday: A World Without Alzheimer's

Every 70 seconds, someone will develop Alzheimer's.

I am determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Currently more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and 78 million baby boomers are at risk – unless we find a way to change the course of the disease.

I want to do my part to fight this disease, but I need to ask for your support! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

On behalf of the millions of Americans who are living with this disease, thank you for supporting my efforts.

This fall, a nation is walking together to move us closer to a cure. Please help raise awareness and donate if you can.

In March of 2002, my friend's grandmother Jean died of complications due to Alzheimer's. I've seen first hand the devastating effects this disease has on a family. I walk in her memory.

Every little bit helps!

Thank you.

*More Information:

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

A progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.

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