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PRESS RELEASES 2008



September 19, 2008 — New Alzheimer’s Social Awareness Postage Stamp Unveiled
Stamp recognizes importance of knowing more about Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO — James Larkin, U.S. Postal Service Senior Plant Manager in San Francisco and Patricia Garamendi, assistant general manager, California Exposition and State Fair and wife of Lt. Gov. John Garamendi yesterday unveiled the new Alzheimer’s Awareness commemorative postage stamp as part of a special presentation at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America National Concepts in Care Conference. The conference took place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

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June 25, 2008 — Alzheimer’s Foundation Challenges Nation to Contribute to Quilt to Remember
Call to Action Comes in Light of Climbing Death Rate

NEW YORK, NY— For the past two years, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Quilt to Remember has been powerfully yet tenderly sharing the stories of lives lost to Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses—those like Noble Shaw, a veteran married to Glenda for 46 years; Porter Burt, a farmer; and Audrey Zieske, who taught her daughter how to sew.

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February 11, 2008 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Attains BBB Seal for Charity Accountability

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a New York-based national nonprofit organization that focuses on providing optimal care to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, announced today that it has been awarded the coveted seal of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.

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