Thank you for supporting Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
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June 25, 2014
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Thank you for supporting Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
During June — Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — you took action by creating teams and raising money on The Longest Day®. You showed your commitment to the cause by wearing purple on June 21. You shared facts and stories about this devastating disease so others would be aware. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's — thank you for using yours to help fight this disease. To keep the momentum going, vote in our Go Purple photo contest through June 30.

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Nearly 60 percent of people worldwide incorrectly believe Alzheimer's is a typical part of aging
At least 44 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s — a fatal, progressive disease — but many basic facts about the disease are not well known. A new Alzheimer’s Association international survey found that Alzheimer’s is misunderstood and underestimated, despite being the second-most-feared disease behind cancer.
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