African Americans


The Founders of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s are leaders from across the United States who share our commitment and passion to seek an end to Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020. They represent a wide diversity of interests and expertise and are led by four distinguished Honorary Co-Chairs who include the Reverend Al Sharpton, Director of the National Action Network; Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United State; The Honorable Kay Coles James, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management; and Ms.

Statement of Beliefs

The African American Network Against Alzheimer's is unified by a simple but bold belief: it is possible to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease within the decade, but only if our nation is united and mobilized for action and has a clear goal and plan. Given the disparate impact of Alzheimer's disease on African Americans it is essential that we unite to mobilize and magnify the voice of our community and demand action -- now!


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