Cure Alzheimer’s Fund announced that it now accepts donations in cryptocurrency.
As with all donations, 100% of crypto donations will go directly to fund research into Alzheimer’s disease. The cryptocurrencies that can be accepted, and related policies and processes, are detailed on CureAlz.com.
“The addition of cryptocurrency as a way to give provides donors with yet another convenient option for giving,” said Tim Armour, President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. In addition to crypto, the non-profit accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds, Qualified Charitable Contributions (QCDs), security transfers, bequests, corporate matching gifts, PayPal, eBay, and Amazon Smile.
It is estimated that more than 6.5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to increase rapidly as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. It is projected that the share of adults 65 and older in the US population will rise to 22 percent by 2050. With age as the biggest risk factor, Alzheimer’s disease is poised to place an unmanageable financial burden on the US healthcare system, caregivers, and loved ones.
Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has provided grants to 249 of the world’s leading researchers and contributed more than $160 million to research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs in understanding the causes and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for more than ten consecutive years. With 100 percent of funds raised going to support research, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has provided grants to many of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research.