Riding for a Reason

Changing the world, one mile at a time

Alzheimer’s Association


This week I’m profiling each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  Today I’m covering the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Our Mission

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.

 Our Vision

 A world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Our Beginning

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association was incorporated on April 10, 1980, with a budget of $75,000 and businessman Jerome Stone as founding president. The seven founding chapters were Boston, Columbus, Minneapolis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle.

In 1980, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested only $13 million in Alzheimer research. Then, in 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the first National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Week. The Association founded more chapters and started its own research program. Things were beginning to happen.

The Alzheimer’s Association, today a multimillion-dollar organization, has been the catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer research and care. Our organization’s achievements and progress in the field have given thousands of people a better quality of life and brought hope for millions more.

 Alzheimer’s Association
National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 
Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633

Advocacy and Public Policy Division
1319 F Street N.W. Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20004

About our Symbol

The brand of the Alzheimer’s Association represents who we are and what we do. It is both a visual symbol of our dual mission of people and science and a commitment that guides us in our daily work in research, advocacy, education and support.

While we have changed our look over the years, we haven’t veered from our purpose: We are the Alzheimer’s Association and our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

Donation Breakdown

From Charitynavigator.org, the 2008 donation breakdown is as follows:

Program Expenses                                   81.1%



Administrative Expenses                        0.9%



Fundraising Expenses                            17.9%      

August 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I would basically like to congratulate you to take a wonderful step like this, blog to spread the awareness of diseases and also to help ones who are affected through charity. A very good idea. And I really did not know about this Alzheimer disease. I know something about it now. Hope I help you in the future!!

    Comment by Mukund | August 12, 2009 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: