Last night House and Senate negotiators unveiled an "omnibus" bill to fund the federal government that included $122 million in additional Alzheimer’s funding, the largest-ever increase in federal funding for Alzheimer's research and care programs.
This is an extremely important step forward in the fight against this devastating disease, and YOU made it happen!
This hasn't been an easy time in Washington to win such an advance. But as an Alzheimer's Association advocate, your tireless efforts to secure these much needed resources made all the difference in the halls of Congress. Your phone calls, written messages and personal visits are resulting in more funding for one of this nation’s costliest diseases.
Increasing the federal government's commitment to funding Alzheimer's initiatives has long been a top priority of the Alzheimer's Association, and our advocacy efforts have been unwavering. As the world’s leading organization working to advance essential research and enhance care for those living with this disease, the Association appreciates your hard work and dedication to ending the burden of Alzheimer’s. There’s still much more to be done and we hope you’ll continue to help us create a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
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Facebook: 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
Twitter: Congress has proposed the largest increase in federal $ for Alzheimer's research/care! Let's encourage swift passage by House/Senate #ENDALZ
Keep the Momentum Going! Join Us In Washington D.C.
Last year's Advocacy Forum was critical to this victory, and now registration is open for the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, taking place April 7-9 in Washington D.C. The Association’s 26th annual Forum includes the National Alzheimer's Dinner, an excellent opportunity for advocates to celebrate another exemplary year of advocacy, growing awareness and leadership in advancing Alzheimer's research and support. Visit alz.org/forum/ to learn more about the Advocacy Forum.