Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

More positive evidence for melatonin in breast cancer battle

 
Print Page
Email Article

Alzheimer's Association Announces 'Coalition of Hope' - Largest Coalition Ever Formed to Promote Alzheimer's Disease Support and Research

  [ 31 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 23, 2004


More Than 150 Organizations Representing More Than 50 Million Americans Call on Congress for $40 Million to Speed Alzheimer Treatments WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ --

The Alzheimer's Association today announced the launch of the Coalition of Hope at the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC. The Coalition brings together more than 150 local, state and national organizations representing more than 50 million Americans committed to supporting increased research to find new methods and medications to help those with Alzheimer's disease.

The Coalition of Hope joins the Association in calling on Congress to provide $40 million in additional funding this year to the National Institutes of Health to support large-scale clinical trials for treatments that would slow or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease. This $40 million appropriation request is in addition to the $679 million now allocated by the NIH to all forms of Alzheimer research and is an important step toward the Coalition's ultimate goal of $1 billion in annual NIH research spending to end this disease.

"Never before has such a broad and diverse group of organizations come together to showcase their support for increased funding for Alzheimer research," said Sheldon Goldberg, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. "From those with the disease, to caregivers and spouses, to children, Alzheimer's disease touches all Americans. The Coalition of Hope will help the Association make the case for additional funding for Alzheimer research in a way that is meaningful to policymakers."

The Coalition of Hope is composed of an array of organizations from all across the country representing baby boomers and Americans over the age of 60. These include religious, labor and ethnic groups, and rural organizations, each committed to supporting the Alzheimer's Association. Among the members are AARP, National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Medical Association, National Rural Health Association, Urban League of Greater Miami, Teamsters Local 229 Scranton, PA, Older Women's League, and American Baptist Churches of USA.

"We are proud to be a part of the Coalition of Hope," said Jim Parkel, president of AARP. "We must take advantage of the scientific opportunities before us so that we can provide more treatments, more help and more hope to the millions of people with Alzheimer's today and delay the onset of the disease for millions of baby boomers in the next decades."

The Coalition of Hope is a major component of the Alzheimer's Association's new national campaign to change the way Americans think about Alzheimer's. On Feb. 12, the Association launched its "Maintain Your Brain" campaign to help Americans understand how much has been accomplished in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, and to understand more about what is now known about the benefits of a healthy brain and its potential for reducing risk for Alzheimer's.

"Alzheimer's disease is set to boom - because of baby boomers," said Goldberg. "In this decade, boomers will begin to enter the years when they will become increasingly at risk for Alzheimer's disease. This fact alone should say to Americans of all ages: We must do something about Alzheimer's disease before it overwhelms our health care system, our families, and our communities.

The Coalition of Hope and the Association are joining together to call on boomers to help us take action. Now." Today, approximately 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. By the year 2030, when the entire baby boomer generation will be over the age of 65, that number will skyrocket to 7.7 million. Within just a decade, Medicare spending on people with Alzheimer's disease will increase by almost 55 percent to $50 billion annually. Medicaid expenditures will rise by almost 80 percent to $33 billion annually.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Having awarded more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association's vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900. Source: Alzheimer's Association



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map