Recognition and Support during
Black History Month and Momentum throughout 2015
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania celebrates black history during the month of February. We recognize key issues that impact the African-American community, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the African-American researchers, leaders and organizations that are leading the way towards a future with a cure.
Today, African-Americans have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. African-Americans are also less likely to be diagnosed early, delaying crucial time that is needed for care planning. As an association, our mission is to raise awareness of the impact this disease and related dementias have on the African-American community, and to provide education and care services to aid in the support of the Pennsylvanians diagnosed with the disease.
Together we can do more.
The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority. AKA is an organization whose mission is above all, service. As the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, the organization works to bring awareness to causes which have a large impact upon the African American community. Together we will address not only how we deal with the disease today, but how we can fight together to end Alzheimer’s.
Throughout the February we will be sharing details about our partnership with AKA and how we are connecting with the African-American community throughout PA.
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