Alzhiemer's Disease: Support the Quilt and the Stamp

Jacqueline Marcell Health Guide
  • A nationwide campaign is underway to petition the U.S. Postal Service to issue a fundraising stamp known as a "semi-postal." They will select a cause for the stamp soon, so please help us convince them to select Alzheimer’s Disease, which would raise millions for research of this devastating disease.

    Please call the Capitol at (202) 225-3121 and ask to speak to your Congressman.
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    and your representative's contact info and ask for their support of the creation of an Alzheimer’s postal stamp, emphasizing that it would not have any impact on the federal budget.
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    The request for a stamp dedicated to Alzheimer’s Disease was initiated by Kathy Siggins in honor of her dear husband, Gene, who suffered for 13 years with A.D. and passed away in 1999. Following his death, Kathy began the tedious task of collecting signatures to petition the US Postal Service, collecting over 72,300 signatures in support of an Alzheimer’s Semi-Postal Stamp.

    Kathy has also created an Alzheimer’s quilt, which will be included with numerous quilts laid side-by-side to form a huge quilt for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Quilt to Remember which will be unveiled in Central Park NY November 3-4. This tribute to those who have been afflicted by this heart-breaking disease will also bring national media attention, which is so needed for public awareness. Anything you can do to help spread the word, please do.

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Published On: October 20, 2006