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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 Association backed legislation passes the legislature with incredible support!

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Earlier this year the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter Network held our annual Illinois Action Summit and it drew a record 225 advocates from all corners of our state. When the sea of purple converged on Springfield to lobby our state lawmakers we had one goal – help make Illinois dementia capable by passing Silver Search.


Illinois Alzheimer's Funding in Jeopardy - SIGN the PETITION!


A message to all Illinois Alzheimer’s Advocates…

This is important so we’ll get right to the point . 

We wish we were communicating to you under better circumstances but with the fiscal realities facing Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly will need to make very tough choices in the coming weeks and possibly months ahead.


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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.