AWARE AFFAIR 2022
Join us, along with event chairs Mari Epperson and Sharon Ballew on Friday, April 8 from 6:30pm – 11:30pm at Star Skyline Hangar at the Braniff Centre as we prepare to soar to new heights fighting Alzheimer’s with co-pilots and honorary chairs Lee Roy and Biddie Jordan.
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH
Who We Support
Why We Give
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 3rd leading cause among seniors.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans has Alzheimer’s disease
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
These caregivers provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion. Between 2000 and 2018 deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.8% while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 146%.
1 in 10 people age 65 or older has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike individuals as young as age 30.
Only 16% of seniors receive regular cognitive assessments during routine health check-ups.
In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion.
5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.
Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s deaths.
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