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Example Letter to Legislators

Use this example to craft your own letter to State Legislators, urging them to support state funding for Alzheimer's research:

 

DATE

YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER

Dear (Senator / Representative) _______,

I'm writing to ask you to support state funding for Alzheimer's disease research. Florida has twice as many dementia victims per capita as the rest of the country.Today, an estimated 500,000 - or 1 in 40 - Floridians suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. That figure represents 10 percent of the U.S. total of 5 million Alzheimer's patients. 

As you may be aware, national research priorities have neglected this devastating disease. 20 percent of the medical costs of AIDS is spent on research, 4 percent of the medical costs of cancer, and 1 percent of the medical costs of heart disease, but only 0.3 percent of the medical costs of Alzheimer’s is spent on research.

I think it is wrong that Florida supports research on cancer and smoking-related illnesses, but does not spend one penny on Alzheimer’s research. The last 20 years of scientific research has provided a roadmap to preventing this disease. We do not need miracles; just hard work, time and money.

I’d like to know your position on the issue of increased state funding for Alzheimer’s research, and I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

 

 

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