Earlier this week, President Obama signed a bill into law that includes $150,000 in federal funding to support our search for a cure!
Submitted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 by Sens. John Kerry and Paul Kirk, and Rep. Ed Markey, the funding will support the Alzheimer’s Genome Project and provide state-of-the-art equipment for research.
Tim Armour, President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, expressed his gratitude saying:
We thank Senators Kerry and Kirk, and the late Senator Kennedy and Congressman Markey for their efforts to acknowledge our work to make Alzheimer’s a distant memory. Our goal is to find a cure within 10 years, and our research programs are the key to discovery. This federal funding shows our government is paying attention and dedicated to fighting this debilitating disease.
5.2 million Americans currently battle Alzheimer’s, but with a national commitment to cure this disease, we can get there in 10 years. We can stop this disease in its tracks.
To learn more about what we are doing to find the cure, check out our roadmap to a cure: www.curealzfund.org/roadmap