November is Alzheimer’s awareness month – A time to bring awareness and support to the more than 6 million Americans currently living with it. That’s why this month the Cloud9 Initiative has chosen to support the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). The AFA's mission is to provide support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
Alzheimer’s is deadlier than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, a scary statistic – but the AFA uses 86% of its funds raised directly on its programs, which provide everything from counseling to help with respite care all the way to its scholarship program to which young high school senior recipients who have been negatively affected by Alzheimer's are chosen to receive monies to seek higher education. With that kind of hope in mind, we will eventually be able to beat Alzheimer's for generations to come, which is why this cause is so near to our hearts, and why the Cloud9 Initiative has chosen to highlight and donate 10% of online proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for the month of November.