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The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer’s Advocate and join us in speaking up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. We are the largest group in Illinois advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

   Alzheimer’s awareness license plates

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As you know, Illinois is experiencing a severe fiscal crisis, leading the Alzheimer’s Association to focus our public policy efforts on raising awareness. Vehicles outfitted with specialty Alzheimer’s Awareness license plates will have a tremendous impact – raising funds as well as the profile of this critical cause and, in turn, mobilizing our leaders in government and citizens to prioritize Alzheimer’s. 

Our mission of a World Without Alzheimer’s® is a step closer to reality with each policy success we achieve – and Alzheimer’s Awareness license plates are an excellent example of that progress.

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   Spotlight on advocacy ... 2014 National Forum  


The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2014 National Forum held in Washington, D.C. April 7-9, included 850 advocates from all 50 states. A record number of Illinois residents attending to represent our great State and speak with our Senators and Congressional leaders about taking meaningful action to support critical research to find a cure, as well as to support vital programs for those living with the disease.


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   Congressman Roskam's Remarks on Alzheimer's Disease

Congressman Peter Roskam, of Illinois' 6th District, took to the House floor to help raise awareness about the effects Alzheimer's has on American families.

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Advocates in DC Advocates with Tammy Mark Kirk
 Mike Quigley

Advocates and Alzheimer’s Association staff meet with Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) about the importance of Alzheimer's legislation.


Advocates and Alzheimer’s Association staff meet with Representative Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) about critical Alzheimer's legislation in Congress.


Advocates, including Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter President and CEO Erna Colborn, meet with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. 


Representative Mike Quigley
(IL -05) shows his support for the Alzheimer’s cause by wearing a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt as he works out in the Congressional gym in D.C.