June 2019

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s. 5.8 million of those are Americans, and someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

National Cancer Survivors Day (June 2nd)

It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Check out all of our educational and informational posts on our Facebook page throughout the month of May! More information can be found by following the individual links above.