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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | FEBRUARY 3, 2003

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America Hosts Summit Cocktail Reception for the 2003 Florida Alzheimer's Summit

NEW YORK, NY - THE ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, ALONG WITH NOVARTIS AND JANSSEN ELDERCARE, WILL BE SPONSORING THE 2003 FLORIDA ALZHEIMER'S SUMMIT COCKTAIL RECEPTION, HOSTED BY FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER JOHNNIE B. BYRD, JR., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 5:30 PM, THE GOVERNOR'S CLUB, 202, SOUTH ADAMS STREET, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. ERIC J. HALL, CEO OF THE ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, ALONG WITH DR. RICHARD POWERS, AND HOUSE SPEAKER JOHNNIE B. BYRD, JR. WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TWO-DAY FLORIDA ALZHEIMER'S SUMMIT 2003.

AN ESTIMATED FOUR TO FIVE MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE AFFLICTED WITH THE UNCURABLE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. ONE IN EVERY10 PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 ARE AFFECTED. THE FLORIDA ALZHEIMER'S SUMMIT 2003 WILL JOIN TOGETHER LEGISLATORS AND ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA TO STRENGTHEN THE FAMILY CAREGIVING SYSTEM AND DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF QUALITY CARE FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

PLEASE VISIT THE ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AT: www.alzfdn.org.

For more information, contact AFA toll-free at 866-789-5423.

DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2003
TIME: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
PLACE: GOVERNOR'S CLUB - MAIN DINING ROOM 202
SOUTH ADAMS STREET
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA


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