UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Statement on the Retirement Announcement of Sen. Roy Blunt
Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2021) - UsAgainstAlzheimer’s today issued the following statement from George Vradenburg, chairman and co-founder, on Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) announcement he will not seek reelection in 2022:
“Roy Blunt is a true champion in the fight to stop Alzheimer’s disease. He has stood out as the leader for increased federal investment in Alzheimer’s disease research. Research spending on Alzheimer’s at the National Institutes of Health has increased from $448 million a year a decade ago to $3.1 billion now thanks to his leadership.
“Roy Blunt’s leadership and commitment to end Alzheimer’s will be sorely missed after his retirement. People living with this disease and their caregivers and families need him and his continued leadership for the rest of his Senate term, and we are grateful for his intent to ‘finish strong.’ Their suffering and the social and economic costs of Alzheimer’s will remain after his time in office ends. They need – and deserve – a national commitment from Republicans and Democrats to eradicate this insidious disease that strikes people regardless of wealth, color and party affiliation.”
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s exists to conquer Alzheimer’s disease. We take on the toughest problems; bring all of “Us” together to break down barriers; advocate for research that will speed treatments to market; and drive changes that matter most to people living with the disease. We will not rest until brain-span equals lifespan - for everyone.