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Funding for Alzheimer's

Original post made by Nick W, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Mar 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the miraculous power of prioritizing the funding of medical research. Without such funding, the rapid turnaround for the creation and approval of COVID-19 vaccines would be completely unheard of.

Now that these vaccines have been created and the deadly grasp of the pandemic begins to loosen, we must turn our attention to another devastating disease affecting millions of Americans -- Alzheimer’s.

By increasing funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $289 million, Congressman Swalwell has the opportunity to provide millions of Americans like me with a sense of hope, something we all need in these trying times.

With these funding increases, scientists will be able to work at a more rapid pace to advance basic disease knowledge, explore ways to reduce risk, uncover new biomarkers for early diagnosis and drug targeting, and make discoveries that can lead to a treatment or even a cure.

Please join me and the Alzheimer’s Association in encouraging Congressman Swalwell to lead in the fight to end Alzheimer’s by supporting critical funding and visiting alz.org to get involved with the fight against Alzheimer’s.

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