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Letter: Work to stop Alzheimer's



Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer's disease. The most expensive disease in America, Alzheimer's is also the sixth leading cause of death in our country. There are more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, including 110,000 Washingtoners.

Since 2010, the Congress has quadrupled funding for Alzheimer's research. This influx of funds – and the involvement of Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, D-Wash., And Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Accelerates progress towards new discoveries and gives hope for the future.

At the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, people carry flowers that link to Alzheimer's ̵

1; a disease that is currently not curable. But what if one day there was a flower for the first survivor of Alzheimer's? What if there were millions of them? Help make this beautiful day a reality by joining us for the world's largest charity event to fight the disease.

We need to find a cure. As chairman of the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, I am proud to raise awareness and support this important cause. Visit us in Portland at 11:00 am on August 26 at the Rose Quarter Commons or at our new Vancouver event on September 10 at 10:00 am in Esther Short Park. Start or join a team at alz.org/walk.

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