Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has confirmed he will offer opening remarks at the Buffalo Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, Sept. 24. Higgins, an Alzheimer’s Champion in Congress, lost his father to the disease. He is a member of the Alzheimer’s Congressional Task Force which advocates for increased funding for Alzheimer’s research. 

The remarks will be given during the opening ceremony, slated for 11 a.m. at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The walk will follow at 11:15 a.m.

Last year, Higgins introduced bipartisan legislation, The Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act, which aims to reduce medical complications for these patients by creating a new way to fund dementia care through Medicare. Read more:

One in 10 seniors in the United States struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to double to 14 million Americans in the next 30 years. 

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