Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alzheimer's Blogging:

Let me share this exciting new with you!!

Breaking News: NAPA Passed!
Dear Marie,

112,000 petition signatures, 50,000 emails, nearly 10,000 phone calls and more than 1,000 advocate meetings have led us to this momentous occasion. Just minutes ago, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). This historic legislation is now on its way to the President for his signature.

Send an e-mail to the President urging him to sign NAPA!

Passage of this legislation is a hard-earned win for the hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer advocates across the nation. With your help, the Alzheimer's Association has made NAPA a top congressional priority - and a significant first step in ending the Alzheimer crisis.

In addition to the human impact on families, the economic burden of Alzheimer's - with total costs of care escalating from $172 billion to more than $1 trillion by 2050 - is simply unsustainable. NAPA will bring help not only to millions of affected families, but also to the fiscal foundation of our country.

In other news:

We Want to Hear from You
We want to make our advocate program the best in the nation - and we need your help. Take a quick survey to tell us how we can give you the tools and training you need to advocate for Alzheimer legislative priorities in your community.

Save the Date
As an advocate, you know the importance of using your voice to fight Alzheimer's disease. Now it's time to turn your passion into action with a visit to Washington, D.C.

Join us in our nation's capital May 15-17, 2011, for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. Learn about the issues, discover new skills, network with fellow advocates and take our message directly to your members of Congress.

The Forum site will be updated with online registration, program and general information in the coming weeks.

I can't stress enough how important your efforts have been in moving NAPA forward. As a law, NAPA has the potential to change the course of Alzheimer's disease to the benefit of every American. You share a critical part of this historic victory.

Stay tuned for updates on NAPA as it goes to the President!


Robert Egge
Vice President of Public Policy
Alzheimer's Association

Marie Fostino
Alzheimer's A Caretakers Journal
Seaboard Press An Imprint of James A Rock Pub., Co.

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