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This month the Alzheimer's Association® celebrates the success of NARFE Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® teams across the country and the issuance of a new stamp to promote Alzheimer's awareness and support research. Kathy Siggins, NARFE member from Maryland, fierce advocate of the Alzheimer's Semipostal Stamp Act and former caregiver for her husband, Gene, described what a triumphant win the stamp is for Alzheimer's advocates: "No words can describe my feeling when I got the news… that Alzheimer's had been selected to be the first semipostal to be issued under the USPS Discretionary Semipostal Stamp Program. My heartfelt thanks to all of the dedicated advocates, caregivers and families of loved ones lost who are here in spirit as we celebrate this milestone." NARFE members are dedicated to the fight against this disease in every way, and the Association is grateful for our partnership with this outstanding organization.
There's still time to join the NARFE National Walk team
There's still time to join or donate to one of the many NARFE teams for Walk to End Alzheimer's. Your participation and support will help our National NARFE team meet its $100,000 goal, and Walk to End Alzheimer's will award a traveling trophy to the top fundraiser! Visit today to learn more.
U.S. Postal Service to issue Alzheimer's disease awareness stamp
The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement applaud the U.S. Postal Service for accepting the request of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to issue a new stamp to promote Alzheimer's awareness and support research. The issuance of the Alzheimer's Disease Semipostal Stamp will raise critical public awareness about the disease and aid the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in its efforts to increase Alzheimer's research funding to the appropriate level to cure or effectively treat the disease by 2025. Learn more.
Partnerships pave the road to potential Alzheimer's treatments
Just a decade ago, there was no way of seeing or measuring the hallmark amyloid brain plaques of Alzheimer's in people living with the disease. Brain amyloid positron emission tomography (PET scanning) makes the plaques visible and has helped establish that Alzheimer's may begin up to 20 years before symptoms are noticeable. This progress wouldn't be possible without innovative and strategic collaborations, such as those funded by the Alzheimer's Association, to build research infrastructure and overcome obstacles to advancing critical studies. Learn more.
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