The $25 application fee for an “End Alz” license plate will be waived for the remaining applications needed to reach the required 900 for the issuance of plates. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to constituents throughout Kentucky thanks to a donation from the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville.
“Getting the End Alz plate on the roads of Kentucky has been a labor of love for the association. This awareness will shine an even brighter light on the impact of this disease for affected individuals and families as well as the vital need to find effective prevention, treatment and cure,” said Bari Lewis, Director of Community Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Alzheimer’s affects 70,000 Kentuckians and more than 5 million people nationwide. There are over 270,000 Alzheimer’s family caregivers in Kentucky. Every 67 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s and the number of people with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, the fifth for people over 65.
To receive a plate, fill out the application form located at Alz.org/kyin and return to Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified by their local county clerk when plates are ready to be picked up. Plates will be available approximately three months after the 900 commitments are secured.