June 17, 2014
According to a recent press release from the Alzheimer’s Association, “There are at least 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and those numbers are expected to grow to 76 million by 2030.”
To raise awareness during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month this June, the Alzheimer's Association is asking everyone to wear purple and support the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
"Alzheimer's disease is devastating millions of families and threatening economies worldwide, yet it is still widely misunderstood," said Angela Geiger, Chief Strategy Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. "Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the Alzheimer's crisis and educate people on the realities of the disease. Because everyone is at risk, the Alzheimer's Association is asking everyone to join the purple movement and help protect our greatest assets, our brains."
In support of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, eBay Giving Works is featuring the Alzheimer's Association as the exclusive charity at checkout. Everyone is also invited to favorite the Alzheimer's Association at www.ebay.com/alz and shop or sell to support the organization.
For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and how you can get involved, visit http://alz.org/abam/.
About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.