Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, Illinois - At the 2013 International Convention, delegates voted to support Alzheimer’s Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Formed in 1979, the organization has more than 75 local chapters throughout the United States and operates a 24/7, professionally staffed hotline for Alzheimer’s support.

As the largest, private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, Alzheimer’s Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through partnerships and funded projects, it has been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

Since the 2013 Convention, a contribution has been made from the Foundation funds to Alzheimer’s Association of $195,000.00. Adding the membership’s contributions (including participation in The Longest Day 2016) of more than $210,219.19, Alpha Delta Kappa has contributed a grand total of $405,219.19 (information received from Alzheimer’s Association on March 9, 2015).

For every dollar donated to Alzheimer’s Association: 27 cents is used for fundraising, 6 cents for administration; 73 cents is used for Alzheimer’s care, support, research, awareness and advocacy.