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Sponsored by: The Alzheimer's Site

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Among the top ten causes of death, it's the only one that cannot be cured or slowed in progression. The burden of an Alzheimer's diagnosis is often shouldered by the whole family.

America's aging population will only mean more Alzheimer's diagnoses in the coming years — adding to the already five million sufferers of the disease. We need to act now if we are going to have a chance to help those affected and prevent further suffering from this debilitating condition.

In response to the expanding problem of Alzheimer's, President Obama recently announced his administration would increase Alzheimer's funding by over $100 million — $50 million will immediately go toward dementia research and an additional $80 will be requested for Alzheimer's.

Thank President Obama for doing his part to help families who are struggling with this crippling illness.

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Dear President Obama,

Thank you for dedicating millions of extra funding dollars to the cause of Alzheimer research. As the population ages and the baby boomers enter into their twilight years, we'll no doubt see a rise in this devastating disease.

As you know, there are no methods of prevention nor any cure for Alzheimer's. These factors make it one of the leading causes of death in America. An Alzheimer's diagnosis often means an unsure and worrisome future for many families.

It's necessary that we keep fighting to help those affected by Alzheimer's by allocating more funding to its research for treatment and a cure.

Thank you for advocating for those affected by Alzheimer's.

Petition Signatures


May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 13, 2017 Lori Gilliland
May 13, 2017 Clarita Palermo Thanks so much for helping, we need as much help as possible. Never knew I would be involved with this until my mom took ill with this horrific disease, it's been 10 years and still going strong
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 AJ Weiss
Apr 26, 2017 Alicia Weiss
Apr 22, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 19, 2017 Rolande Gay Thank-you President Obama for giving the funding for Alzheimer's Research. Wish you were still the president!
Apr 15, 2017 Janet Brewster
Apr 15, 2017 Judith Carlson
Apr 11, 2017 Michi Vojta Thank you for helping those who suffer from Alzheimer's -- the patients themselves but also their families -- by funding research into a cure.
Apr 10, 2017 Pam Hartje
Apr 8, 2017 Dawn Simon
Apr 8, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan
Apr 3, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 2, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 30, 2017 Amanda Agnew
Mar 28, 2017 Claudia Jarrett
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 18, 2017 mary Jackson
Mar 11, 2017 Julie Roberts Thank you for this and for so much more!
Feb 26, 2017 christine burgess
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Jan 24, 2017 Kathy Jones
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 12, 2017 Lacey Smith
Jan 12, 2017 Cynthia Quast
Jan 8, 2017 Debbi Wood
Jan 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) Thank you
Jan 8, 2017 Lani Reinhart Thank you for everything you are doing to fund our research into Alzheimer's. With such a huge Baby Boomer population (I'm one of them), we will need to find ways to live longer with maximum mental capacities. Your leadership will be sorely missed, .
Jan 8, 2017 Charles Gargiulo Jr.
Jan 8, 2017 Brion Wirth
Jan 8, 2017 Patricia Wirth-Nugent
Jan 8, 2017 Marion Hulen
Jan 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) A President with a conscience.
Jan 8, 2017 Nora Walker
Jan 8, 2017 Cecelia Ferrufino
Jan 8, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jan 8, 2017 Bruce Willhide
Jan 8, 2017 Natalie Gagnon Thank you so much, dear President Obama, and to the first lady, you are for me to great persons, with humanity and compassion. From Québec-Canada, kind regards, Natalie Gagnon
Jan 8, 2017 Lita Williams
Jan 8, 2017 Lynda Robertson
Jan 8, 2017 Kathleen Long Mr. President, you and your lovely wife will be missed. You have embodied grace and thoughtfulness. Thank you for your service.
Jan 8, 2017 Diane Wilson
Jan 8, 2017 john pasqua
Jan 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) Thank you from a widow who had dementia husband, he was the Mission Control Director for the Viking space crafts that went to Mars in 1976. It was the highlight of his career with the then Martin Marietta
Jan 8, 2017 Harriet Diener Both my parents had forms of Dementia. Thank you for recognizing this as a serious, widespread and debilitating disease for the victim and the family. We will miss your compassion and leadership.
Jan 8, 2017 Lisa Anderson Thank you for including the research into Alzheimer's.

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