A very good-news email came to many of us from Robert Egge, at the Alzheimer’s Association today:
Dear Bert –
112,000 petition signatures, 50,000 emails, nearly 10,000 phone calls and more than 1,000 advocate meetings have led us to this momentous occasion. Just minutes ago, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). This historic legislation is now on its way to the President for his signature.
Passage of this legislation is a hard-earned win for the hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer advocates across the nation. With your help, the Alzheimer’s Association has made NAPA a top congressional priority – and a significant first step in ending the Alzheimer crisis.
In addition to the human impact on families, the economic burden of Alzheimer’s – with total costs of care escalating from $172 billion to more than $1 trillion by 2050 – is simply unsustainable. NAPA will bring help not only to millions of affected families, but also to the fiscal foundation of our country.
We are delighted to have been a part of the effort, but always saddened that such an effort is necessary.
Best wishes – and click on that link to the President! Bert