Friday, December 24, 2010

Kick Alzheimer's

Photo Credit: Kick Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal part of aging, but a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.  It interferes with normal daily life, taking away precious moments when there are not many moments left to have.

Seth Rogen has decided to help by organizing "Kick Alzheimer's in the Ass."  It is a fundraiser through the new social networking site Crowdrise that encourages people to support his "Crowdrise Holiday Fundraiser Thing."  He hopes to raise $15,000 through this campaign, and you can check the website to see his progress and view photos of him and his celebrity friends helping the cause.

In addition, the United States Senate and House of Representatives recently passed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which will launch a campaign within the federal government "to overcome the Alzheimer's crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer's research, clinical care, institutional, and home- and community-based programs and their outcomes."

With the efforts of celebrities like Seth Rogen, Congress, and the Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Walk, we may soon find a way to eliminate Alzheimer's Disease.

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