Dear Family, friends, and colleagues,
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.
Like many of you, I have family members who have been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. Additionally, as some of you may know, I work at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., where we are actively engaged in the clinical development of products for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Given this, I decided to make a more personal commitment to support Alzheimer’s disease research on a different level, by participating in the New York City Half Marathon to End Alzheimer's disease, taking place on 20 March 2016. Training to run 13.1 miles and raising money is a huge challenge, but tiny in comparison to the care and support needed for those suffering from this debilitating disease.
Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. organization, to advance research into prevention, treatment, and finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. For the millions already affected by this disease, this organization offers care, education, support, and resources in New York City. Any amount you can contribute will be deeply appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your support. Together we will make a difference!
Mirza Ijaz Rahman
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