Established in 1979, The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.
Committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure, the Alzheimer's Association vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease. Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.
Bottle Rocket Apps has selected the Alzheimer's Association and its "Walk to End Alheimer's 2011" as our featured charity for August, and Bill Townsley , an Art Director and UI Designer, shares why:
"This charity and walk mean a lot to my family. My wife, Amy's, grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years back and we have watched her gradually decrease in health physically and mentally. In addition to Amy and most of her family, I am taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Friday, September 9th. This walk will help support the education and hope to find a cause of a disease that is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. I am grateful that my employer, Bottle Rocket Apps, has chosen to support me, my family, and especially Amy's grandmother in this donation page."
In 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer's disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer's Association with Mr. Stone as founding president.
Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and more than 75 local chapters. As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s, the Association is a catalyst for advancements in Alzheimer's research and care