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High school students are fundraising for Alzheimer's disease research

Why are we fundraising for Alzheimer's research?

 Christy “Because there is not enough funding. We need to fund more research so we can get closer to a cure.”

 

  

  

 

 

 

 “To actively make progress toward the end of Alzheimer's.”

 “We genuinely care about the lives of other people; in some cases these people are our grandparents and others who mean a lot to us. Showing compassion for research on Alzheimer's Disease is a way for us to help those we care about and others as well.”

“It is one of the biggest diseases in our world today and many people get it. It is also one of the least understood diseases that as of now has no cures at all. By looking into gene connections we can push forward understanding of this horrible disease.”

“Because this disease is not curable, and it affects not only those who have it, but those who are helping the patients.”

“Because there is a chance for anyone to get Alzheimer's including the people that we love and are close to us, and we don't want them to have to struggle with Alzheimer's in the future.”

“Because it matters to people; because we know how it impacts people. We realize that it is an important issue and it needs to be taken care of.”

“We care about Alzheimer's research because we recognize the terrible effects AD has on patients, family of patients, and caregivers across the US and around the world. We see neurodegeneration and progressive inability to function going unprevented, untreated, and uncured. We care about Alzheimer's research because we want to help people and we have the ability to do this through science.”

“Research in any disease is very slow. Alzheimer's is especially unknown to the scientific community because although there has been significant research in the brain, there is still a lot we don't know. Why do I care? Why should we care? Because we care about others (at least most of us do) and we want to make an impact in other people's lives.”

“Alzheimer's research does not get as much funding as it should, especially for the seriousness of the disease, we need more funding to progress in research.”

“We are fundraising for AD research because progress costs money and government funding of scientific research is becoming even more scarce. We want to help ourselves and others make a difference in Alzheimer's disease.”

“Any type of research requires money, and by fundraising we can acquire the necessary amount to fund our own research. We can also spread awareness of Alzheimer's during the process of our fundraiser as well.”

“We are fundraising for Alzheimer's because we see the lack of funding that is going into it. If no one else is going to do it, then we as high school students should set an example.” 

“So that we can raise awareness and advocate as well as raise money to actually have an impact on trying to take a step closer to figuring out how to cure Alzheimer's.”

“For the well-being of not only elders but also everyone else.”


Community High school newsletter, the communicator, features this fundraiser.

Alzheimer's Disease Fundraiser by Anurima Kumar and Marianne Cowherd, June 3, 2014

“People in the US spend 2 billion dollars a year on popcorn. They spend one-fourth this amount on research to cure, treat, and prevent the sixth leading cause of death in the United States: Alzheimer’s Disease.”

- See more at: http://www.chscommunicator.com/uncategorized/2014/06/03/alzheimers-disease-fundraiser/

 
Community High school GIDAS students together with Farmington, Canton, Milan, Skyline high school students prepared the following video.

 
 
 

 

Pioneer High school GIDAS students together prepared the following video.

 
 

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