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Members of NARFE – the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association – have donated more than $9 million to Alzheimer’s research. Chapter 2283 in Ava, MO. has played a key role in the fundraising effort.
In 1985, NARFE joined with the Alzheimer’s Association to help fund research and find a cure for this disease. Donations come from individual NARFE members as well as NARFE chapters and federations nationwide that hold fundraising and other events to raise research funds. NARFE is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s distinguished donor program, the Zenith Society. The number of NARFE-funded Alzheimer’s research grants total 49.
With some 1,400 chapters and 300,000 members, NARFE is the only association solely dedicated to protecting and improving the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees.