The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to recognize the Alzheimer’s Association as its January Charity of the Month.
More than 5 million people in the United States today suffer from Alzheimer’s, a rate which makes it the sixth leading cause of death. Millions of other Americans are caregivers for friends or family with this long and difficult disease — a responsibility which often takes a serious toll of its own.
Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is critical. This is the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, which was founded in 1980 to promote scientific and medical breakthroughs to cure the disease and to improve care for those living with it.
The Association provides crucial financial support for research focused on these aims. Since 1982, it has contributed more than $300 million toward this effort. And in addition to funding research projects and sharing the latest discoveries, the Association publishes the leading scientific journal on the disease.
When a cure for Alzheimer’s is found, it will be thanks in part to decades of support from this organization.
Beyond its scientific mission, the Alzheimer’s Association maintains 75 chapters across the country, providing help and advice to millions of affected families.
We all know someone whose life has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease. For more than three decades, the Alzheimer’s Association has been their leading champion, and has done so with private funding. Its contributions to scientific research and to the well-being of Alzheimer’s patients have been and remain vitally important.
Please join us in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association today.