Alzheimer’s Association ALERT! Immediate Action Needed Before July 4th, 2003.

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Proposed Federal Budgets to Kill Alzheimer’s Research Momentum

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Alzheimer’s research will suffer significant setbacks if the appropriations bills making their way through Congress become law. Call your Senators and Representative today and tell them that you are disappointed that the President and Congress have halted the momentum toward ending the Alzheimer’s epidemic.

The Senate and House Labor-HHS subcommittees appropriations bills for Alzheimer’s research funding provide only minimal increases in Alzheimer’s research funding. At a time when research is at the threshold of a solution, the federal government is turning its back on future generations that will suffer from this disease and on a health care system that will crumble unless we divert the coming epidemic.

Failing to invest adequately in Alzheimer’s research jeopardizes over 20 years of progress. Science is on the verge of discovering effective treatment and even ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Without a research breakthrough or the development of new treatments in the next few years, up to 14 million baby boomers will be condemned to the death sentence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Call your local district office for your Members of Congress today. Tell them that only by committing more funding and conducting more research will we be able to ease the emotional, physical, and financial devastation families suffer as a result of Alzheimer’s.

Please take action and send this on to a friend.

For a list of district office phone numbers for your two Senators and your Representative, check the Government section of your local phone book or click on: Find Your Legislators, enter in your zip code and click on “View Detail” below the names of your legislators.

Questions about this ALERT? Please contact Kate.Novak@alz.org at the Alzheimer’s Association or by phone at (202) 393-7737 x230.

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