11 October 2010

How You Help the Alz Assoc.

I received the following from the Alzheimer's Association for my participation in the Memory Walk fundraising. (So far I've raised $150! Thank you for your support!) I wanted to share with you the note because it outlines how your support helps those affected by Alzheimer's.

You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: The funds raised through Memory Walk® benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. But what does that mean?

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, with more then 70 chapters nationwide for care consultation, information and referral; education and support programs. The organization has been part of every major advance in Alzheimer research and public policy.

Here are some specific ways your dollars may go to work:

$50 – 24/7 Helpline 
Provides reliable information and support during three crisis calls.

$100 – Safety programs 
Supports two people in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®, a 24-hour response service for wandering 
and medical emergencies.

$300 – Help from a care consultant 
Provides availability of an Alzheimer care consultant who can aid a caregiver in distress during the middle of the night.
Your financial support helps us to provide these services, and allows us to continue research efforts that may lead to a cure.

For more information about the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, visit http://www.alz.org/.

Alzheimer’s Association

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