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Rally for Alzheimer’s held at Capitol

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ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's Alzheimer's Association gathered for a rally at the Capitol Wednesday in hopes of gaining more help for New Yorkers battling the disease.

Those gathered at the Legislative Office Building called on Governor Cuomo and the legislature to secure more funding for programs to treat those affected. The organization is asking for $5 million.

The group calls it one of the most costly conditions to treat and with roughly $560,000 budgeted for Alzheimer's programs, representatives said it trickles down to not much help for those suffering.

Cathy James is the co-chair for the NYS Alzheimer's Association.

"For what is designated for funding is $1.80 per person," she said. "No anywhere near enough."

The association delivered a petition to the governor's office this afternoon.

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