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Alzheimer's Association seeks volunteers for Illinois Action Summit

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  • Advocates traveled to Springfield to discuss Alzheimer's initiatives during last year's Illinois Action Summit Day.

      Advocates traveled to Springfield to discuss Alzheimer's initiatives during last year's Illinois Action Summit Day.
    Courtesy of Alzheimer's Association Greater Illino

 
Submitted by Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association® Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking volunteers to participate in the 2013 Illinois Action Summit Wednesday, March 13, in Springfield.

This event ensures that Illinois legislators understand the importance of prioritizing Alzheimer's disease among our state's policies. Those affected by Alzheimer's disease are encouraged to make their voices heard by joining with the Alzheimer's Association in this critical movement.

The day begins with a briefing on the Alzheimer's Association® policy priorities for 2013, as well as those messages to be shared with legislators. Strategies and tools for a successful visit will also be discussed.

Later, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will host Alzheimer's advocates and legislators in her Springfield office, providing a fun and informal way for attendees to engage their legislator. The group will then visit many other members of both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, giving attendees the chance to share personal stories and ask for their support for Alzheimer's initiatives.

Transportation to the Capitol will be arranged from a variety of locations.

To register or for details, visit alz.org/illinois or contact Jen Belkov, senior manager of Advocacy, at (847) 779-6957 or jbelkov@alz.org.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. 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.

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