Help turn the South Carolina State House PURPLE!
Participate in our 2023 State House Advocacy Day!
Our state policy priorities this year are bigger and bolder than ever before, but we know we can achieve them with YOUR active support!
This annual event will provide opportunities for you to meet with your legislators in their offices as well as in the State House lobby to share your story and seek their support on priority legislation.
Check-in will be at 8:00-8:15 AM at the Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC. You must be registered in advance to participate.
Learn more and register today — but hurry! Space is limited.
Here’s what’s what we're aiming to achieve this year:
- To lock in a reliable game plan for our state plan.
South Carolina will soon release its first update to its state Alzheimer’s plan in 14 years. Think of how much our world has changed in that time! This game plan to fight back against dementia should be refreshed every 5 years to ensure that it is current, innovative and responsive to changes in research, access and demand. We’re pushing to make that a state law.
- To get South Carolina on the map at top-tier clinical trials.
For years, most South Carolinians have had to travel for hours just to have a chance at coveted opportunities to investigate new Alzheimer’s treatments through clinical trials. To stop being passed over, our state must have a federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). We’re seeking a state investment of $10 million to support our research universities in strengthening their research programs in the dementia space to be competitive in applying for an ADRC designation. This modest investment could drastically increase trial access through a multi-site ADRC, improve quality of care and unlock unprecedented funding streams for dementia research in our state.
Register today to learn how you can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s here in South Carolina.
When registering, please enter your HOME ADDRESS so that we can accurately match you with your state legislators.
There will be limited occupancy available for this event. Event registration ends Friday, February 24th. We ask you to register early!
If you have any difficulty submitting this form, feel free to email DeeAnn Jones, SC Advocacy Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 803-888-5628.