Today, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s every 69 seconds, which in turn makes this disease the 6th leading cause of death across all ages and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. In addition, Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and affects 1 in 8 people aged 65 and older. Needless to say, this disease affects each of us in one shape or another based on the above statistics. The good news is – there are people who have dedicated their careers and lives to the mission to find a way to not only slow the progression of this devastating disease, but to eventually find a cure. However, they cannot do this alone. They need your help, now more than ever.
The research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging depends on both public and private funds to operate. Our public funds come from competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging. Our private funding comes from foundation-sponsored programs and from individual gifts and bequests from patients, families, friends, corporations and other benefactors.
Competitive grant funding supports the day to day operations of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, but private donations help fund much of the research that we do. Private gifts also allow us to provide excellent community caregiver support, education, and training. In short, private gifts are essential to our mission of research and education to treat, and ultimately, to prevent debilitating brain disorders.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, unless science is able to slow down the progression of this disease, the US will see nearly a 50% increase in the numbers above by 2030. Please consider making a gift to the Center and to help us change the lives of older persons in Kentucky and nationwide.
Your gift is more than money; it is a Gift of Hope, not only for today, but for all generations to come.
This secure and confidential online giving form allows you to make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund (Sanders Brown Center on Aging) by using any major credit card.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation
PO BOX 34184
Lexington, KY 40588