I was so happy to turn the calendar page to 2020. Personally 2019 was not the best year ever. But there was still good news to be found – my husband’s heart is functioning normally after congestive heart failure in September of 2018, I survived cancer and FINALLY some positive news that we are heading in the right direction with Alzheimer’s research. Biogen has a promising drug in the pipeline. More money than ever has been allocated by our government as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the $350 million Alzheimer's and dementia research funding increase and $10 million to implement the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act.
On a smaller scale, I published a book, The Perks of Having Cancer – An Inspirational, Positive and Humorous View of a Not-So-Inspirational, Positive or Humorous Situation, which chronicles my journey through lymphoma. When facing a difficult diagnosis, whether it be heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s, sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying. After all, laughter can be the best medicine, right? When I was writing the book I knew I wanted to do something more than help people smile so 5% of each sale benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while another 5% goes to my original passion - The Alzheimer’s Association. I’m thrilled to say my first give-back donation to my Walk team was $445!
I’d sure appreciate if you can add to my total and help me achieve my goal of $5,000 this year. Because of generous people like you and years of successful research, my husband and I both had positive outcomes after being treated for serious diseases. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to write the final chapter of Alzheimer’s disease?
P.S. If you are interested in The Perks of Having Cancer information can be found at dianabosse.com.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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