World Alzheimer's Action Day

Floor Speech

By:  Loretta Sanchez
Date: Sept. 21, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about World Alzheimer's Action Day and am thrilled to see this disease receiving the attention it deserves.

I look forward to the day when a cure can become a reality for millions of Americans and their families who are living with Alzheimer's disease.
There is still much to be done to eradicate this disease, but today we can say we have the first ever National Alzheimer's Plan, which is a step in the right direction.

Throughout my time in Congress, a cure for Alzheimer's disease has been a top priority on my agenda.

As a member of the Alzheimer's Congressional Task Force, I will continue to work with my colleagues and advocate for research that will lead us to a cure.
As some of you may know, my father suffers from Alzheimer's so this fight is personal to me.

Thank you to all of you who are taking part in the fight against Alzheimer's. By working together, we can and will end this disease.