Hillary Clinton is going to propose a plan to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2015.
CNN reported that a plan, which will be announced in Fairfield, Iowa, on Tuesday, calls for spending $2 billion annually to fight the disease and research a cure, according to a Clinton aide.
The presidential candidate had consulted with leading physicians and scientists to develop the plan, according to Clinton’s aides.
She wants to make Alzheimer’s cure a reality by 2025.
“We owe it to the millions of families who stay up at night worrying about their loved ones afflicted by this terrible disease and facing the hard reality of the long goodbye to make research investments that will prevent, effectively treat and make a cure possible by 2025,” Clinton said.
“The best scientific minds tell us we have a real chance to make groundbreaking progress on curing this disease and relieving the pain so many families feel every day. My plan will set us on that course,” she added.
Currently, there are 5 million people living in the United States with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, which estimates that that number will to grow to nearly 15 million by 2050.
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