Alzheimer's Tennessee Inc. launches campaign

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Wednesday is World Alzheimer's Day and our local Alzheimer's group launched a new campaign that needs you!

It all started with "We Back Pat" t-shirts and now it's on to bigger things like billboards.

Kay Watson from Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. said " The billboards will be traveling throughout East Tennessee starting this weekend. We're asking people to sign the giant billboards and when it's full of signatures we're going to hoist them up for everyone to see."

Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. is also asking for your feedback about how Alzheimer's should be handled in the future.

"We're launching a federal advocacy campaign. We're asking all East Tennesseans who have ideas on how to deal with this disease to share it with us." says Watson

Your ideas and feedback will be used to form a national plan for Alzheimer's. It's called the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) and it's a plan that will be recommended to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services on how to handle the future of this disease in America.

It's a step in the right direction says former football coach Phillip Fulmer. "Personally, I'd like us [Tennessee] to lead the way in the fight and win the battle against Alzheimer's and dementia ."

It's a battle that will take a lot of effort but you can help by being the voice for those who are suffering.

Watson said "Now is the time that everyone needs to speak out and share what they know about this diseases."

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