Stamp Raises Alzheimer's Awareness

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 5:27 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Every 71 seconds someone gets Alzheimer's. That's why a new stamp was unveiled on Tuesday to help raise awareness of the disease.

The Alzheimer's Association hopes it will help keep the disease on people's minds.

It's a cause especially close to Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor's heart. She helped unveil the new stamp.

"My fabulous mother-in-law became diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I remember the moment when we were sitting at a restaurant and she looked at my husband, her son, and said you look a lot like my son and the pain in his eyes when he knew his mother no longer knew who he was," said Mayor Kathy Taylor.

The Alzheimer's Association hopes people will use the stamps when they send out their Christmas cards.