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Alzheimer News - 11/22/2010
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During Thanksgiving week, football fans will help determine how much of a $500,000 donation the Alzheimer’s Association will receive through the MetLife Foundation's Thanksgiving Charity Score Program.

The promotion began during the New York Jets’ game on Nov. 21 and runs through the New York Giants' game on Nov. 28 (and includes the Jets' Thanksgiving Day game); fans attending the games in New York can vote for one of four charities they would like to see receive the largest share, and the public can also participate by voting online at www.metlife.com/thanksgiving.

In addition to the Association, the organizations sharing in this year's special contribution are Food Bank for New York City, Jump Start for Young Children and KaBOOM! The charity with the most votes will receive $175,000 from MetLife Foundation. The charity with the second-highest number of votes will receive $125,000, and the remaining two charities will each receive $100,000. Amounts are subject to change in the event of a tie between any of the charities.

Results of the voting will be announced on Nov. 29.

About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture.

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.
Contact: Alzheimer's Association
Media line: 312.335.4078
E-mail: media@alz.org


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.