South Carolina advocates speak up in Washington, DC
On April 9th, 2014, a commited group of Alzheimer's Association advocates from South Carolina visited the offices of our Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill.
Why travel all the way to Washington, DC, for these meetings? Because Alzheimer's disease is the most expensive disease in the US, and costs for care are set to skyrocket in the years ahead.
Alzheimer's disease is helping to bankrupt our nation. We are already spending over $150 bllion each year through Medicare and Medicaid for the care of those with Alzheimer's -- comparatively, we as a nation are investing .25% of that amount in NIH Alzheimer's research to find a way to stop this disease.
Research takes times, but if we could find a disease-modifying treatment tomorrow, we'd save a half million lives every year -- and billions of dollars in healthcare costs!
Contact your Members of Congress today and ask for their support for the Alzheimer's Accountability Act (S. 2192/H.R. 4351).
Become an Advocate
The Alzheimer's Association invites you to get involved as an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for Alzheimer's research and the needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
What is an advocate?
Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
As an advocate, you will:
The Alzheimer's Association is actively involved in bringing people together at the national level to tackle the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Click here to learn more about our federal advocacy efforts.
For more information about advocacy & public policy, please contact Beth Sulkowski, Senior Director of Communications & Advocacy, at 864-699-0620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.