FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 4, 2011
Hundreds of Alzheimer’s Researchers, Service Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Vital NIH Research Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – USAgainstAlzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America , co-facilitators of Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD)—a coalition of Alzheimer’s-serving organizations dedicated to increasing America’s commitment to stop Alzheimer’s disease—issued the following statements today. The statements are being issued in light of a letter sent today to Congress, signed by more than 480 Alzheimer’s researchers and service providers, urging members to maintain Fiscal Year 2010 funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging through the current fiscal year.
George Vradenburg, Co-Founder and Chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s
Eric J. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
View the full LEAD coalition letter here: http://c3178112.r12.cf0.rackcdn.com/LEADSenateLetter.pdf
USAgainstAlzheimer’s is a national advocacy campaign and advocacy network committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020. An independent non-profit organization working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s community, USAgainstAlzheimer’s works to advance policies and elect candidates dedicated to stopping the disease by supporting research for a cure. For more information about USAgainstAlzheimer’s, visit http://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national non-profit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a toll-free helpline, educational materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.
Contact: Carol Steinberg
Alzheimer's Foundation of America 866.232.8484