Who We Support

Why does NGP care so much about Alzheimer’s Disease?  Why do we need to do something now?

Alzheimer’s disease takes a tremendous toll on families and on our nation’s health care system. Right now, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. If nothing is done to stop it, that number is expected to double by 2050. Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association® www.alz.org/facts, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system.   

Why do we support the Alzheimer’s Association?

The Alzheimer’s Association is an incredible organization that for decades has led the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to funding research that has lead to significant scientific advances and new treatments, the Alzheimer’s Association has for years been a place for caregivers to turn to as it provides critical resources for families struggling to understand and cope day to day with this disease when a loved one is affected. The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease in three distinct ways:

Needham Goes Purple is a proud participant and supporter of The Longest Day, a signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visit alz.org/TLD for more details.