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Corporate Engagement

The time is now.
Your company is needed in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Thank you for your interest in learning about corporate sponsorship with the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter. We have opportunities for businesses of all sizes to publicly demonstrate good corporate citizenship by backing an issue that touches many lives in a deeply personal way. You'll be part of a movement that is working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people with the disease as well as their caregivers, and in finding a cure for the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. To learn more, please contact Lisa Lee, Chief Development Officer at 847.933.2413 or llee@alz.org.

  • An estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimers disease in 2017.
  • Alzheimers disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in America.
  • The only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed down.
  • Every 66 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimers disease.
  • Kills more people each year than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.
  • Alzheimer's is the country's most expensive disease - projected to cost the nation $259 billion in 2017.
  • The costs of Alzheimers in 2050 are estimated to total $1.1 trillion (in 2017 dollars).
  • Many caregivers of people with Alzheimers reported making major changes to their work schedules because of caregiving responsibilities.
  • On average, caregivers for people with Alzheimers disease have to provide care longer than caregivers for other older adults.
  • Nearly 35 percent of caregivers for people with Alzheimers or another dementia report their health has become worse due to care responsibilities.
  • The physical and emotional impact of dementia caregiving is estimated to have resulted in $10.9 billion in health care costs in 2016.
  • In Illinois there are 220,000 individuals with Alzheimers and another 588,000 caregivers. By 2025, the number of Illinois residents estimated to have Alzheimers is 260,000.

  • Stand with the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimers care, support and research.
  • Position your company as a leader in the community by supporting a cause impacting more and more families.
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors.
  • Reinforce your brand and drive sales through a strategic cause marketing promotion.
  • Increase employee engagement and team-building by offering Association volunteer and fundraising opportunities.
  • Attract, retain, and maintain a happy and productive workforce.

testimonals" Kraft Foods has been offering its employees educational opportunities on a variety of topics over the years. In April of 2015, we hosted a lunch & learn given by the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter on Knowing The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's. Not only was our meeting room filled to capacity, we also had many Kraft employees participate remotely. Of all the sessions we have held, this one had the most attendees ever. The presenter was excellent and the information shared resonated with our employees as more and more families are being impacted by this disease. I would highly recommend the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter as a guest speaker at your company."

Aphrodite (Dee) Roberts, R.N.

"CDW's Wellness Philosophy is centered around four pillars of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Financial and Personal Safety. Each month CDW provides educational material, articles and interactive webinars that focus on a variety of topics within our wellness framework. In 2015, CDW began utilizing the educational webinars provided by the Alzheimer's Association. Our coworker engagement has been high and we have received great feedback on the addition of their information and resources!"

Autumn Householder Benefits Manager

"I have had the privilege of getting to know one of your employees over the past few years and was drawn to his passion for helping others. Recently I had asked him to join us to help promote and share with our Freedom One networking group the impact of Alzheimers in the US. The information presented was impactful and resonated with many in the audience. Part of our groups focus is to help people develop their networking skills. As part of that, we ask all attendees to do what we call a 24/7. This is kind of like an elevator pitch but it is 7 seconds to say 24 words about yourself and your organization. To make things fun, we time everyone and if they go over their allotted time, a buzzer sounds and they make a contribution to the cause of the day, and in this case it was the Alzheimer's Association. The Freedom One group was so moved by the need to do more for Alzheimer's and those living with the disease, they decided to donate the entire months proceeds to the Alzheimers Association. We look forward to being a partner in helping to find a cure for this disease and would welcome the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter back to our group with open arms."

Cody Braun, President Tranel Financial

"Baxter EnAbles is a Business Resource Group at Baxter Healthcare focused on supporting employees and their families with disabilities and one of the subjects of interest from our advocates was Alzheimer's. We sponsored a lunch and learn in 2014 that prompted so many questions we felt it would be beneficial to find other resources and learning opportunities for our employees. The webinars brought to us by the Alzheimer's Association helped to make this continuing education possible. They also allowed us to ensure that our employees further knew the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter was there to support them further."

Christine Snyder
Co-President Baxter EnAbles

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