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Iron Range woman to advocate for Alzheimer's patients out in D.C.

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Updated: May 12, 2022 06:03 PM
Created: May 12, 2022 05:57 PM

There are more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer's right now. And Christine Nelson knows how painful the journey is, as her mother had it for six years.

The Fayal Township woman is now taking the fight against this disease to Washington D.C., for the Alzheimer's Congressional Forum next week. She's the Alzheimer's Ambassador for Minnesota's 8th District.

"We are going to be the voices for those who have lost theirs," she shared with us.

She'll be meeting with Congressman Pete Stauber, who knew her parents, and the other lawmakers out there from Minnesota. The goal is to advocate for funding for critical research and other policy changes that could help families.

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