Nearly 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, including over 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, the cost of caring for Alzheimer’s patients was over $225 billion last year, with over 15 million caregivers lovingly dedicated to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Unless a cure is found, those numbers will continue to rise; the Alzheimer’s Association predicts more than 16 million Americans will have the disease by 2050.
On May 14th, Humberto and Maria Comellas participated in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. From sunrise to sunset, their team played piano at Shula’s Hotel in Miami Lakes to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The event was a huge success, and brought out a lot of friends and family who wanted to show their support. Check out what the Herald wrote about the event!
We just wanted to sincerely thank everyone who donated to our cause over the last few weeks. Jessica Comellas has managed to raise a whopping $10,000 in support of Alzheimer’s research, for which she sends a huge thank you to all of our donors and supporters for spreading the word and for helping reach her goal. For her efforts, Jessica was awarded a Proclamation from Miami-Dade County in recognition of Jessica Comellas day.
Remember, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month isn’t over! You still have until the end of the month to donate to help the Alzheimer’s Association advance research and provide care and support to those facing the disease today. Together, we hope to show those facing Alzheimer’s disease they are not alone.
Together, we can end this disease.