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Active for Alzheimer's

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Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Active for Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds as the baby boom generation reaches their senior years. In addition, more than 15 million Americans provide over 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. There is no way to prevent this disease or slow its progress.

(Image from Alzheimer's Association-- 2014 statistics)

Active for Alzheimer’s is working towards fighting against these rising statistics by funding an undergraduate research scholarship for students who work in Alzheimer’s disease research laboratories. Through our scholarship initiative, we seek to inspire students to get involved in Alzheimer’s research to find a cure for this devastating disease, and we hope shape their future career path toward further Alzheimer’s innovations.

Another way that we hope to battle the effects of this disease is by volunteering with Alzheimer’s patients who need day-to-day care in the local Berkeley community. We have partnered with the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) to bring student volunteers in direct contact with the patients who need our help the most. Most of ASEB’s clients (nearly 65%) are from low income families who struggle with the costs of memory care for their aging relatives. Through this project, we hope to enhance the lives of those spending their days at ASEB through craft projects, gardening, and music.

By raising awareness of the effects of this disease, we hope to improve the lives of those struggling with Alzheimer’s and prevent the disease from affecting future generations.

Starting this year we are launching an initiative to promote student research of Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of finding a cure. Your donation will go directly towards funding four $1,000 undergraduate research scholarships as well as towards raising awareness for the disease at the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. Please make a gift today!

Our way
of Thanking You


Social Media Shout-Out

To show our appreciation, we will give you a shout out on our social media pages!

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Volunteer Snapshot

With this donation, we will send you a picture of the team volunteering at an Alzheimer’s care facility. We will also give you a shout out on our social media pages!

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Handwritten Thank You

If you contribute, you will receive a handwritten thank you note with a picture of our team volunteering at an Alzheimer’s care facility and a shoutout on our social media pages.

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Become an Official Supporter

With this generous donation, we will put your personalized phrase or logo on our website's supporter section. You will also receive a picture of our teams volunteer efforts, a handwritten thank you card, and a shoutout on our social media pages.

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Donor Spotlight

This donation grants you an entire page in our website’s Donor Spotlight. Each donor will be featured with their biography, interests, other philanthropic endeavors, and other facts of his/her choice. You will also receive everything listed under the Official Supporter rewards

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Name Your Scholarship

Our gratitude for this donation can only be matched with naming the undergraduate scholarship itself after our generous benefactor. The donor will also received a place on the interview committee, so he/she can ensure that such a tremendous contribution is only received by the most stellar of applicants.

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