Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days® Annual Fundraiser to Support Alzheimer’s Association® Launches Virtual Campaign

Bankers Life, have announced the launch of its 18th annual Forget Me Not Days® fundraising campaign to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s care, support and research programs. “The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million Americans are unpaid caregivers,” said Scott Goldberg, president of the consumer division at CNO Financial Group and Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter board member. “Now more than ever, it is important to continue to support the important work of the Alzheimer’s Association in the fight…

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Alzheimer’s Association Doubles Investment to $60 Million for Part the Cloud Grant Program

Bill Gates is joining the Alzheimer’s Association Part the Cloud global research grant program led by visionary philanthropist Mikey Hoag. Gates’ award of $10 million will stimulate an additional $20 million in funding by the Alzheimer’s Association, through Part the Cloud, doubling the program’s total clinical research investments to $60 million in just one year. This strategic funding will help propel high-risk, high-reward research aimed at uncovering underlying brain cell changes, timely diagnosis and new treatments for Alzheimer’s and all dementia. With dementia affecting 50 million people worldwide, there is…

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New Alzheimer’s Campaign Encourages Families to Discuss Cognitive Problems Sooner, Enabling Early Diagnosis

It’s a conversation no family wants to have – talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Close family members are typically the first to notice memory issues or cognitive problems, but they are often hesitant to say something – even when they know something is wrong. A new survey released today by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that nearly 9 in 10 Americans say they would want others to tell them if they were showing signs of memory loss, thinking problems or other symptoms of cognitive decline.…

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On International Women’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Association and Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Led by Maria Shriver, Bring Disruption, Conversation and New Digital Experience to SXSW

International Women’s Day presents a global opportunity to attack Alzheimer’s disease and bring to light a fact that many are in the dark about: Alzheimer’s disease discriminates against women. An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with the disease and two-thirds of those are women. Two-thirds of the 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers are also women, and one-third are our daughters. At SXSW, Maria Shriver, the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the Alzheimer’s Association will bring a disruptive conversation to the stage and to a younger audience who…

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My Favourite 10 Charity/Non-Profit/Ethical Campaigns of November 2017

These are my top 10 favourite Non-Profit, Ethical or Charity Campaigns of the previous Month. This Month – November 2017. 10. UNICEF launched a new social media campaign, designed by VML called ‘Furniture that Hides from hurting’. The campaign includes videos of unsuspecting parents in a shop being introduced to a new line of furniture called ‘Furniture that Hides from Hurting.’ This is a shocking ad in many ways but definitely an important one. Unicef Launch ‘Furniture that Hides from Hurting’ Campaign 9. In 2016, the world lost one of…

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