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Alzheimer’s Association Partners With Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to Promote Brain Health and Support Families Through Education and Awareness

Alzheimer’s Association Partners With Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to Promote Brain Health and Support Families Through Education and Awareness
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June 7, 2024
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CHICAGO, June 7, 2024 — The Alzheimer’s Association announced a two-year partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to promote brain health as well as support individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through awareness and education.

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

“The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to address health disparities and health inequities, particularly as it relates to Alzheimer’s and other dementia,” said Dr. Carl V. Hill, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Alzheimer’s Association. “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has been a trusted, valuable supporter of our mission for several years. This new partnership will enable us to reach even more Black and African American families with disease information and our care and support resources to help families affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., with its rich history of service and leadership in the African American community, has long recognized and fought for the importance of nurturing partnerships that create meaningful opportunities for community engagement.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to promote brain health as well as to offer education and awareness about those suffering from this disease,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Willis L. Lonzer, III, Ph.D. “This partnership not only aligns with our overall mission, but specifically our Brother’s Keeper Fraternity-Wide Program, which aims to advocate and improve the quality of life for our senior Brothers, their spouses, and widows as well as other vulnerable community members.”

Under the partnership, the Fraternity will:
  • Connect local chapters of each organization for education, engagement and volunteer opportunities.
  • Deliver two or more education programs to the Fraternity’s networks each year.
  • Provide culturally appropriate materials to members directly or through its website, including promotion of the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline.
  • Leverage opportunities at the Fraternity’s regional and general conventions and in its Sphinx magazine.
  • Share the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia research and data and its impact on our communities as well as introduce members to the Association’s signature events, including the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and The Longest Day®.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

About Alpha Phi Alpha

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; late former Congressman Adam Clayton Powell; late former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; legendary activist, actor and performer, Paul Robeson, former Ambassador Andrew Young; late former Senator Edward Brooke; scholar, Cornel West; Senator Raphael Warnock; Congressman Steven Horsford, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; General CQ Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; six other members of the U.S. Congress, numerous state, and local lawmakers across the United States, as well as President of Liberia Joseph Boakai, Sr. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, and other parts of North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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