The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is 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 is a world without Alzheimer's.
Review Completed: 1/25/2011
225 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
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||Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
||Harry Johns, President and CEO
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In FY10, the Alzheimer’s Association took steps toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Nearly 3,800 of the world’s leading scientists attended the newly annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2009 (AAICAD) in Vienna, Austria.
We recruited more than 30,000 team captains and raised $41.3 million during our 2009 Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®, an increase in participants by 20 percent, teams by 24 percent and revenue by 13 percent.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) added early-stage Alzheimer’s disease to its Compassionate Allowances Initiative, a result of the hard work of the Alzheimer’s Association, and drawing the praise of many, including President Obama.
More than 600 activists joined our Alzheimer’s Action Summit in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill. There, we also convened a Corporate Roundtable of industry leaders focusing on the effects of Alzheimer’s in the workplace, and a Diversity Dialogue, convened to examine the prevalence of Alzheimer’s across all populations.
We released two definitive publications on Alzheimer’s: our 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, and Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Imperative.
We secured major media attention for our cause, resulting in more than 2.2 billion combined earned and paid media impressions during the course of the year.
More than 550 companies joined our Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Association was selected by The Nonprofit Times as one of its 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For.
The goals for the Alzheimer's Association are part of a three-year strategic plan currently in effect. They are the same in Fiscal 2011 as they have been since Fiscal 2009 in the implementation of this plan.
Community or Constituency Served
People with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, families. Anyone seeking information about Alzheimer's disease, including the general public, members of the medical and scientific community and legislators.
Geographic Area Served
Impact and Programs
3 Year Average Expenses
Unrestricted Net Assets
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|Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990
|Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010