Help us meet the 2012 Spring Matching Gift Challenge

Dear Friend,

Spring is the season of growth and we have a special giving opportunity that can double the impact of your donation — no planting or pruning required.

The Johnston Family and the Simmons Foundation of Missouri, the Borman family of Maine and the Cahn family of New York will collectively give $700,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association® if we raise this same amount by June 15. All three of these donors strongly support the advancement of Alzheimer’s research and their gifts are directly funding the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), which focuses on a form of Alzheimer’s caused by rare genetic mutations that guarantee a person will develop the disease.

Today, thanks to their generosity, your gift of $25 can become $50 and $50 can become $100. Any amount you give can further our mission to:

  • Eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research
  • Provide and enhance care and support for all affected
  • Reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health

    Please make your gift now and help us reach this critical Matching Gift Challenge.

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    It’s important for people with Alzheimer’s to prepare health care and financial documents, especially early in the course of the illness. When an individual with the disease has not executed advance directives, their caregiver will need to make those decisions.
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    What will you do to fight Alzheimer’s?

    What will you do to fight Alzheimer’s?

    We’re in it until Alzheimer’s is finished. Show your support for the cause by participating in The Longest Day™ on June 20 or by donating to a team or participant. Honor the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s and the countless caregivers who face this disease so bravely every day.
    Register to participate in The Longest Day >>

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    This video is part of the “THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT,” a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer’s Association, The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative.