I wanted to put together an email to help you while you are out in the field speaking to companies and people about "The Walk to End Alzheimer's". What this email should do is give you the answers to 2 questions:
Why help with Alzheimers?
What can we/I do to help?
First, "Why help with Alzheimers?
I have included an attachment that gives you some quick facts about Alzheimers, but here are a few that I like to use and feel that have some good impact when speaking to people:
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Numbers 1-5 (breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, stroke, and HIV) all decreased from 2000 - 2008, while Alzheimer's increased 66% in that same time frame.
While the cases of Alzheimer's increases at an alarming pace, the real sufferers are the friends and family of the victim. More than 60% of caregivers rate their stress level as high or very high and 1/3 report symptoms of depression.
In 2011, Alzheimer's alone will cost the government $130 billion and if left unchecked by 2050 will cost the Government $3.48 trillion per year.
Hopefully, you have grabbed someone's attention! Now, "What can we/I do to help?
Become a sponsor! There are many benefits and opportunities that come along with Sponsorship.
Form a Team and raise money with every step.
Donate directly to Alzheimer's through the many Social Networking sites.
Attend our Kickoff Brunch at Dave and Buster's Sept 10th starting @ 9:30am
Register and walk. Both are free!
There are several ways that you, your company or your family can participate and we look forward to seeing you all at the events!!!
I have included a link to the Walk's website for more information:
I hope this helps you understand and you will help.
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