One Voice Makes A Difference

By Kristen Young, Public Policy Director

They say it takes just one voice to start a movement, and I believe it. While working for the AlzheimerΓÇÖs Association these past few months, IΓÇÖve had the opportunity to speak with so many people who are coping with the disease. Each conversation I have with these incredibly strong individuals makes the mission of the AlzheimerΓÇÖs Association even clearer to me: We must find a cure.

The AlzheimerΓÇÖs Association is pursuing that mission by striving to generate hundredsΓÇöif not thousandsΓÇöof letters from AlzheimerΓÇÖs Association supporters talking about why research funding is important to individuals and communities. We will bundle your letters and share them with members of the House and Senate so that they know how many people in their state and district value efforts to find a cure.

At each Walk to End AlzheimerΓÇÖs, our chapter has been asking participants to make their voice heard by filling out a letter to Congress. HereΓÇÖs what one of these letters looks like:

But hereΓÇÖs what these letters look like when we add our voices together:

ItΓÇÖs pretty impressive stuff. Each of our voices added together makes for a pretty imposing movement. Together weΓÇÖre going to get the attention of our elected officials and together we will move toward finding a cure for AlzheimerΓÇÖs disease. So keep writing, and if your local Walk to End AlzheimerΓÇÖs is coming up, be sure to stop by the advocacy table and fill out your letter. There is much work to be done and we can’t do it without your voice.

You can also add your voice to ours by signing up to become advocate today.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.