Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s is on the rise — and right now, there’s no way to slow or stop the disease.
As World Alzheimer’s Day approaches on Sept. 21, the General Board of Church & Society is partnering with USAgainstAlzheimer’s to mobilize people of faith to take action against this devastating disease.
The only way we’ll end Alzheimer’s is by fully funding life-saving research for a cure. Congress is considering increased Alzheimer’s funding, but to make sure it passes, we need a groundswell of support.
You can take action today to demand Congress pass critical research funding. Sign the petition: Urge Congress to support Alzheimer’s funding!
We’ve seen the terrible toll this disease takes on our families, congregations and communities. Let’s raise our voices together on this critical issue and move toward a future without Alzheimer’s.
Thank you for taking action to help end Alzheimer's.
Editor's note: The Rev. Cynthia Abrams directs the Health & Wholeness work at the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society.