A similar piece of legislation has raised nearly $75 million for breast cancer research since it was enacted in 1998.
“This is a simple but effective way to help raise funds to research a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said Sen. Toomey. “Most people I meet are familiar with the disease. But they might not know just how widespread it is in our state. Pennsylvania has the fifth most people suffering from Alzheimer's in the nation.
“This is a truly tragic illness that robs its victims of one of their life's greatest possessions – their memories. Working together with my colleagues in Congress, I am committed to fighting this disease and finding a cure."
Pictured, Toomey addresses the crowds at Philly's Walk to End Alzheimer's in November.
Photo provided by Toomey's office.