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PRESS RELEASES 2010



December 21, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Public Voted for Foundation to Be Charity Navigator’s Next Rated Organization


NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced today that it has received the highest rating--four stars--from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations.

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December 9, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Official to Testify Before Congress and Urge Policymakers to Act Now on Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis
Foundation’s CEO to Call for End to ‘Devastation’ in House Subcommittee Testimony Today


NEW YORK, NY—Eric J. Hall, the president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), today will call on policymakers to “end the devastation” caused by Alzheimer’s disease in testimony before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

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December 7, 2010 — More Celebrities Rally Behind Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Successful Telethon
Athletes and Actors Urge Americans to Get Help, Share Tributes, Support the Cause


NEW YORK, NY— Building on the awareness raising of Alzheimerˇ¦s disease by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) successful ‘Together for Care’ telethon last weekend, more leading celebrities are speaking out about the brain disorder and urging Americans to take advantage of as well as support programs and services nationwide.

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December 1, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces Celebrity Lineup on ‘Together for Care’ Telethon and Urges President Obama to Declare ‘Decade of Care’

NEW YORK, NY— The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is pressing to raise Alzheimer's disease to an unprecedented level of awareness by holding the nationˇ¦s first Alzheimer's disease telethon on December 4 and simultaneously calling on Americans to urge President Obama and Congress to declare a ‘Decade of Care&rsquo

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November 11, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold National Memory Screening Day
Influx of Aging Baby Boomers Emphasizes Importance of Event


NEW YORK, NY— With memory concerns and successful aging major topics of concern for the aging population, especially as the first baby boomers turn 65 next year, the Alzheimerˇ¦s Foundation of America (AFA) is answering the call by offering free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials about brain health during its 8th annual National Memory Screening Day (NMSD) on November 16.

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November 11, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ‘Together for Care’ Telethon to Include Leading Celebrities
Wilson Phillips Reunites on Stage to Help Rally Nation to Address Health Crisis


NEW YORK, NY— In tribute to their own loved ones or other individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease, leading celebrities will unite around this looming health crisis by participating in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s “Together for Care” telethon on December 4.

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October 4, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold Inaugural ‘Together for Care’ Telethon
Historic TV Event Aimed at Rallying Nation to Address Health Crisis Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK, NY — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host an inaugural “Together for Care” telethon on December 4, marking the major focus of a comprehensive campaign by AFA to rally the nation to address this escalating health crisis and prepare to care for the projected surge in the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease in addition to the millions of families currently affected by it.

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February 11, 2010 — Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today applauded the Social Security Administration for including early-onset Alzheimer’s disease among the medical conditions that will be given automatic approval for disability benefits, rather than have individuals go through what could be a lengthy qualification process.

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