Alzheimer’s Association Fund
Getting a refund on your 2013 state taxes this year? Even if you are having to pay taxes you can make a donations to the Alzheimer's Association Fund on your 2013 Colorado State tax form, and you'll be making an important contribution to our mission. With 72,000 people in our community living with Alzheimer's and 230,000 people who provide their care mostly at home, your donations are a critical source of funding for the programs and services we provide at no cost across Colorado.
Here is what your donation means in the fight against Alzheimer's disease:
- $25 provides support through our 24-hour Helpline to a family care partner
- $50 provides 10 Early Stage Welcome Kits to newly diagnosed families
- $100 enables bilingual care partners to attend six Monthly Support Groups
- $500 provides five families with an in-depth Care Consultation (guidance for care planning)
- $2,000 funds 10 one-hour Alzheimer's Education and Training Workshops for up to 500 care partners
By doing something little you can make a BIG difference, and support the families we serve in their long journey of Alzheimer's disease. Donate to the Alzheimer's Association Fund on your Colorado State Tax Form. Alzhemer's Can't Wait!
“It [class at the Alzheimer’s Association] helped relieve my anxieties about whether I could continue to have a rewarding relationship with my friend with AD as she changes." Sara Beery, caregiver
"….awesome for both myself and my 83 year old father! (Classes) have given us hope, direction, tools to use and have given us so many things to think about and plan for! … a real eye opener-it has brought us closer and truly forged us into a team to care for my mom." Sheree Huskey, daughter and caregiver
And from caregivers attending support groups hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association: "Support Group is the highlight of my month – definitely!"
"I appreciate the diverse stages people are dealing with. I can help those who are earlier than my husband, and learn from those who are further along in their journey than I am."
"The support group helps me get through another month, and allows us to open up with freedom and peace.”
Alzheimer's destroys brain cells and is not a normal part of aging. Medications treat the symptoms but don't stop the progression of the disease and there is no cure.
Alzheimer's disease progressively robs a person of the ability to remember, think, understand and communicate. Memory loss, lack of judgment, difficulty with everyday tasks like the laundry, mood swings and personality changes are also often accompanied by disorientation and anxiety.
As our population ages, 1/2 of baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's and the other half will become caregivers. Make a BIG difference today and donate.
For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, to volunteer, or to register for one of our classes please go to www.alz.org/co or call our Helpline 800-272-3900.
455 Sherman Street,
Denver, CO 80203
Checkoff Tax Form 2013
Tell your accountant that you'd like to support Colorado nonprofits when filing your state income taxes. Download this form and include with your tax documents. Thanks for your support!