MASON, Ohio, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic fund, has contributed $2,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati to support research and education of the disease. The nonprofit seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
"We are so honored to receive Navient Foundation's generous gift in support of the care and cure of those with Alzheimer's disease," said Paula Kollstedt, executive director, Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. "Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's. The sixth leading killer in the nation, and the only disease among the top 10 with no cure, it's critical that we bring the Alzheimer's epidemic out of the shadows and address the needs of both patients and caregivers. Navient Foundation's donation helps ensure our programs and services continue, and we are deeply grateful."
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through its professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900), face-to-face support groups, online message boards, research and many other resources.
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter serves a 27-county area in Southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio, where Navient has operations.
“Many of us either have a friend or a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s and understand firsthand the emotional toll it can have,” said Brian Hill, vice president, Navient. “We are proud to contribute to a great cause that makes a difference in the lives of millions affected with this disease.”
In 2015, an estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s, with an estimated 50,000 individuals in the Greater Cincinnati Chapter territory.
Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.
As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of public and private sector clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com.
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