Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Joins Rep. Markey, Advocates In Call for Urgent Action on Alzheimer’s Disease
Campbell and family to give special Capitol Hill performance Wednesday night
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Singer, songwriter, actor and Country Music Hall of Famer who brought the world Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights will be joining Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15 to call for urgent action to prevent and cure Alzheimer's disease. Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Glen Campbell and his family have been courageously speaking about his struggle with this disease and their support for action to advance research and treatment. The Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to release the first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan on Tuesday morning, a result of bipartisan legislation authored in the House by Rep. Markey. The national plan includes the bold goal of preventing or treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Currently, approximately 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
WHAT: Press conference with Glen Campbell urging action on Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting new National Alzheimer’s Plan
WHO: Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), co-Chair, Congressional Taskforce on Alzheimer’s
- Glen Campbell, Grammy winner and Alzheimer’s champion
- Kim Campbell, wife and care partner of Glen Campbell
- Ashley, Cal, and Shannon Campbell, children of Glen Campbell
- Alzheimer’s Association
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2011, 1:15pm
WHERE: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting an invitation-only educational program and special performance by Glen Campbell on Wednesday, May 16 at the Library of Congress. This event will shed light on the challenges individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease face every day.