Great News from the Alzheimer's Association!! We Could be Closer to a Cure

June 6, 2016

Dear Colleague,

As a researcher or healthcare professional, you understand how critical research funding is to our mission at the Alzheimer's Association to prevent, slow and, ultimately, stop this deadly disease.

This is why it is my great pleasure to share this historic news with you. This morning, the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee informed us that they will propose an additional $400 million increase in Alzheimer's research funding for FY2017. If approved and signed into law, this would be in addition to the historic $350 million increase signed into law at the close of 2016.

For the Alzheimer's Association's statement on today's very important news, please visit the following link:
http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_alz_funding_on_path_for_additional_400_million.asp

An article today profiling the news and one of our strongest congressional champions appeared this afternoon in the Boston Globe's publication, STAT:
http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/11/tom-cole-nih-funding-alzheimers/

Let me conclude by thanking you for faithfully and tirelessly supporting all of these efforts, directly and indirectly, through the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement. Working together going forward, we will accomplish even more, through all elements of our strategic plan, as we succeed in delivering our mission and in realizing our vision even sooner.

Sincerely,

 

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer