12 Months of Giving: Alzheimer’s Association

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From fancy cars and expensive clothes to fine dining and exotic vacations, there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars. And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done — but what would happen if you rewarded someone else instead? JDi Data is continuing our commitment to continuously thinking of others with our  12 months of Giving blog series.

This Month’s Charity

This month’s featured charity is the  Alzheimer’s Association,  chosen by JDi Data‘s President James DeRosa whose mother passed away from a terrible disease.

Starting back in 1979, Jerome H. Stone and representatives from several family support groups met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, nonprofit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. That meeting resulted on April 10, 1980, formation of the Alzheimer’s Association with Mr. Stone as founding president.

The Present

Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and more than 75 local chapters. As the largest donor-supported, voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s, the Association is a catalyst for advancements in Alzheimer’s research and care.

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

 Association’s Goals

As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure.  Through their partnerships and funded projects, they have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2013

JDi Data donates yearly and urges you to also take a minute to donate today! 

Click here to join the cause!