As the Alzheimer’s Association, we advocate and give voice for those who can no longer speak for themselves. Your voice is the most powerful tool to fight this disease on Capital Hill.

In 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will spend about $5.4 billion on cancer research, nearly $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research; about $2 billion on cardiovascular disease research; and about $1 billion on diabetes research. Meanwhile, the NIH will spend just $566 million on Alzheimer’s research. We have made great strides in developing effective treatments for other chronic illnesses. Experts say Alzheimer’s disease will require a similar level of investment in order to help us find compelling interventions, and ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease.

 

 

NIH Research Funding 2014

What can you do?

  • Educate yourself about the issues at http://www.alz.org.
  • Find and contact your local chapter at http://www.alz.org. The Greater Michigan Chapter’s website is http://www.alz.org/gmc. The Greater Michigan Chapter serves more than 60 counties in Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Sanilac, and Huron.
  • Meet with your members of Congress locally to discuss legislative issues.

 

 

Be the catalyst that helps to propel us into a future without Alzheimer’s disease! Sign-up to become an advocate today!!

 

 

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