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According to the Alzheimer's Association, this disease is the most common type of dementia, a disease that affects millions of people.  This past year, the Jay L. Smith Family Foundation gave grants to 2 of the leading facilities in the field of Alzheimer's research.


The US Department of Health and Human Services states that domestic violence can expose children to greater risks of substance abuse and criminal activity. The Jay L. Smith Family Foundation recently gave a sizeable grant to a domestic violence clinic in Montgomery, Alabama.


Caring for the elderly requres a strong unit that includes doctors, nurses, aides, and family members.  The Jay L. Smith Family Foundation is dedicated to funding organizations that provide vital services to the elderly, including hospitals and hospice facilities.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention stated that almost 42,000 Americans took their lives in 2013.  The Jay L. Smith Family Foundation granted money to an organization who researches ways to prevent suicide and also the helping of families coping with loss.


The American Cancer Society recently stated that more than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer every year.  The Jay L. Smith Family Foundation dedicated a significant amount of funds in the year 2014 to help find a cure for cancer.


Many Americans suffer from hopelessness and depression.  The Jay L. Smith Family Foundation aims to help people find their unique purpose in this life and to help them become better citizens in their communities.

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