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Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's disease is a national epidemic. The soaring global costs of Alzheimer's and dementia care, the escalating number of people living with the disease, and the challenges encountered by affected families demand a meaningful, aggressive and ambitious effort to solve this crisis. The urgency is clear. Alzheimer's can't wait.

In order to change the trajectory of this devastating disease, we must take bold steps now towards providing better support for the millions of Americans navigating Alzheimer's and finding the needed treatments, prevention and, one day, a cure. Urge congress to pass the $400 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research so we can work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Tell congress that you are counting on them to throw their full support behind making Alzheimer's a top priority on Capitol Hill.

Congress must act now on Alzheimer's!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As an Alzheimer's Association advocate, I am writing to request that you make Alzheimer's disease a national priority by supporting at least an additional $400 million for Alzheimer's research activities.

The soaring global costs of Alzheimer's and dementia care, the escalating number of people living with the disease, and the challenges encountered by affected families demand a meaningful, aggressive and ambitious effort to solve this crisis.

America cannot continue down its current path — it is up to you to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. Today, the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's cost our nation an estimated $236 billion, including $160 billion to Medicare and Medicaid. If we fail to make a difference right now in the fight against Alzheimer's, up to 16 million people will have the disease in 2050, costing more than $1 trillion in 2050.

The urgency is clear. Alzheimer's can't wait.

This enormous and unsustainable strain on the healthcare system, families, and federal and state budgets is avoidable with federal leadership. We must ensure that the U.S. National Alzheimer's Plan has the resources needed to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. The Plan outlines critical steps our nation must take to address the full spectrum of the Alzheimer's crisis. Please support at least an additional $400 million for Alzheimer's research activities.

In order to change the trajectory of this devastating disease, we must take bold steps now towards providing better supports for the millions of Americans navigating Alzheimer's and finding the needed treatments, prevention and, one day, a cure.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 27, 2017 Barbara Vieira
Feb 27, 2017 Ed Vieira
Feb 26, 2017 Cristina da Cruz
Feb 26, 2017 Mike Biggs
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 Jane Unbehagen Education is the key
Feb 25, 2017 Laura Kennell
Feb 25, 2017 Holly Tolford
Feb 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Patty Haley
Feb 23, 2017 LaVonna Beers
Feb 23, 2017 Sherece Sitek
Feb 23, 2017 Kimberly Ostermeier
Feb 23, 2017 Adelina Jaudal
Feb 23, 2017 Alicia Bynum
Feb 23, 2017 Jay Frye
Feb 23, 2017 Lorryn Young
Feb 23, 2017 jackie wolfe my father died from Alzheimers its heartbreaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) A devastating disease that deserves funding to find prevention/cure.
Feb 23, 2017 Beverly Sherman
Feb 23, 2017 Claudia Wright
Feb 23, 2017 Lacey Smith
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 W Higbee
Feb 23, 2017 Kerry Klutka
Feb 22, 2017 natalie hughes
Feb 22, 2017 Susannah Gelbart Alzheimer's disease is on the rise, as the average age of American's continues to rise, we must have better research to help offset and combat it.
Feb 22, 2017 Brooke Bodden
Feb 22, 2017 Amber Williams
Feb 22, 2017 Elicia Beckerman
Feb 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) My mother died of Alzheimer's; my dad is in the later stages of the disease. I do NOT want to be next!
Feb 22, 2017 Larry Taylor
Feb 22, 2017 BRENDA DEJEAN
Feb 22, 2017 Katherine Chambers
Feb 22, 2017 Catharine McDaniel
Feb 22, 2017 Linda Anderson
Feb 21, 2017 Gloria Perez
Feb 21, 2017 Susan Martin
Feb 21, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan It's an epidemic already!!
Feb 20, 2017 Cathy Shireman
Feb 20, 2017 Dee Ann Neely
Feb 18, 2017 Miguel Merlo
Feb 18, 2017 Donna Brown
Feb 18, 2017 Diana Spencer This cannot wait. It must be a priority.
Feb 18, 2017 Lisa Conner
Feb 18, 2017 Jennie deBeausset
Feb 18, 2017 Elaine Bidstrup
Feb 18, 2017 Susan Wilson
Feb 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2017 Nicolette Cuoco

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