For me, Alzheimer’s research is very personal. Participating in research is a way for me to face my fears about getting Alzheimer’s and do something about it.
Great Lakes Clinical Trials is proud to announce that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially proclaimed November 8th as “Chicago Alzheimer's Awareness Day”. This proclamation is associated with a citywide event taking place at the Swedish American Museum on November 8th to help raise awareness about the disease and to honor those volunteers that have taken steps to participate in research studies to help find a treatment, cure or prevention.
“I am so proud to be a lifelong resident and business owner in the City of Chicago, which recognizes the tireless achievements of medical research clinics and more importantly, the local residents who volunteer take part in clinical trials,” commented Steve Satek, President of Great Lakes Clinical Trials. “Without the participation of our senior community in research studies, we will never find a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease. We are grateful for those that volunteer their time to join trials at Great Lakes Clinical Trials, as well as our many other research centers across Chicagoland”.
More information on the November 8th “Chicago Alzheimer's Awareness Day” event can be found on the Great Lakes Clinical Trials “Events” page or by clicking here.
The following is text from Mayor Emanuel’s proclamation. In addition, you can download an official copy of the proclamation by clicking here
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is home to approximately 2.7 million residents, with over 300,000 over the age of 65, and takes pride in promoting a healthy lifestyle with a continued strong quality of life as the population ages; and
WHEREAS, Chicago is home to world-class medical research organizations that focus on developing treatments and a possible cure for memory loss and Alzheimer's disease; and
WHEREAS, Great Lakes Clinical Trials is an internationally-recognized medical research clinic located on the north side of Chicago that is committed to providing free access to global research trials in the areas of memory loss and Alzheimer's disease to the community; and
WHEREAS, the Memory Care Coalition of Chicago is a non-profit community comprised of organizations, support groups, and healthcare providers, all of whom are dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and their caregivers in an effort to ensure that seniors receive the quality healthcare and support needed to face the challenges of memory loss; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago joins Great Lakes Clinical Trials and the Memory Care Coalition of Chicago in supporting the vision of the Alzheimer's Association, "A World Without Alzheimer's Disease"; and
WHEREAS, there are currently no treatments to prevent, or slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, and of over I 0,000 adults, 62% are worried that they may develop Alzheimer's disease and 91 % believe the solution to eradicating this disease lies in medical research, showing the importance and necessity of clinical research trails to develop such advances; and
WHEREAS, Great Lakes Clinical Trials and the Memory Care Coalition of Chicago are dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease research and the importance of participation in clinical trials to find a cure, through community education:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim November 8, 2018 to be CHICAGO ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS DAY in recognition of the tireless work and ongoing contributions of the research community in finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dated this 25th day of September, 2018.