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These organizations are generally non-profit whose mission is to reduce mortality and suffering from diseases and/or disorders that afflict humans. They do this by raising awareness through education and by promoting and funding research for a cure.
For more information, please explore the resources below:
The world leader in Alzheimer research and support, dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families— through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life. A toll-free hotline provides information, counseling by licensed social workers and referrals to community resources across the nation.
American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.
American Diabetes Association
The nation's leading health organization providng diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Assocation's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Health Assistance Foundation
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a nonprofit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
American Heart Association
A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association
The oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. The American Lung Association's mission is to prevent lung disease in all its forms and to promote lung health.
American Parkinson Disease Association
A national voluntary health organization committed to "easing the burden and finding a cure" for Parkinson's disease. The organization focuses on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.
American Stroke Association
The Association offers a wide array of programs, products and services, from patient education materials to scientific statements.Their goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010.
A national organization that supports the more then 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.
Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
An organization established to improve the quality of life for the northwest Parkinson's disease community. Their mission is achieved by programs of awareness, education, advocacy and care. The Foundation is a partner in the Kirkland, Washington-based Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center, co-founded with Evergreen Healthcare in 2000.
Us TOO International (Prostate Cancer)
Us TOO is a grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners and families. They are dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Ultimately, Us TOO strives to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization) is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
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