WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has designated the Alzheimer’s Association as part of the Gingrich Foundation’s Charity of the Month program. Each month the Gingrich Foundation selects a charity, which is recommended to over 700,000 readers of the Newt Gingrich Human Events weekly newsletter and posted at both Newt.org and GingrichProductions.com. Readers are encouraged to donate to the charity.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a donor-sponsored charity founded in 1980 to overcome Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s in the United States, and by 2050 there will be nearly 16 million Americans suffering from the disease – the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Today there is no treatment to cure or even slow the disease. As the largest private funder of Alzheimer research, the Association dedicates no less than 72 percent of its national organization’s funds directly to Alzheimer’s research, advocacy, and support.

“The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Thanks to their investments in research, they are improving care for Alzheimer’s patients and bringing us closer to a cure,” said Callista Gingrich, President of the Gingrich Foundation. “Newt and I encourage others to join in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association to help ensure a future where the lives and memories of our children and grandchildren are not prematurely taken away.”

“Newt and Callista Gingrich are Alzheimer champions and have done so much to help lead the fight to overcome this disease. As one of the co-chairs of the Alzheimer’s Study Group, a bipartisan group of national leaders, Newt helped to start an important national dialogue about Alzheimer’s and underscore the urgency of acting quickly to discover ways to prevent and contend with this disease,” said Robert J. Egge, Vice President of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. “The Alzheimer’s Association is grateful to have been chosen as the Gingrich Foundation’s Charity of the Month and appreciates the continued focus, energy and commitment from both Newt and Callista in solving one of the most significant public health threats of our time.”

Since its inception, the Alzheimer’s Association has been the leader in Alzheimer awareness, promoting and funding innovative research, prevention, and care. Currently, the Association is working to advance policy priorities aimed at ending the disease.

The Gingrich Foundation is a domestic non-profit corporation founded by Callista and Newt Gingrich to support charitable purposes.

Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp .

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