BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. is once again proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association in June during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. To raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, BJ’s is inviting all guests, employees, and community members to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other forms of dementia.
Throughout June, BJ's guests will have the opportunity to donate to the Alzheimer's Association upon placing an order for dine in or take out. With a minimum donation of $1, guests will receive a free Pizookie coupon for their next visit, valid through July 31, 2021. As a proud supporter of the cause, BJ's also plans to extend The Longest Day—the Alzheimer's Association’s annual fundraising event—by hosting a “Free Pizookie® Day” on June 30. For each free Pizookie order placed on June 30, BJ’s Restaurants will donate $0.25 (up to $20,000).
"We are proud to partner with the Alzheimer's Association® for the third year to support the fight against a disease that affects more than six million Americans and touches so many of us here personally," said Kevin Mayer, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. "Alzheimer's is the nation's largest under-recognized public health crisis and BJ's is dedicated to helping find a cure."
Key facts about Alzheimer's include:
More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and this number is estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by 2050.
Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends serve as unpaid caregivers, providing an estimated 15.3 billion hours of care in 2020.
Alzheimer's disease kills more Americans than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
In 2021, Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the nation $355 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion.
On June 20, the Alzheimer's Association holds The Longest Day, an annual fundraising event on the summer solstice. Participants choose an activity of their choice to raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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