Respected actor Samuel L. Jackson shared a film he made with Alzheimer’s Research UK on his Twitter page to draw attention to the importance of Alzheimer’s disease.
World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.
In the film made by Jackson, it is explained that people should not remain insensitive to this disease with an orange sample. The actor reveals that this movie is very important, and we need to be sensitive about it.
Here’s what he said:
“This film I made last year with Alzheimer’s Research UK is more important than ever. Please take 2mins to watch and retweet. We have to do everything we can to build understanding and provide hope through research this #WorldAlzheimersDay. Please.”
In addition, the statement made on the website explains why this awareness is given with an orange sample. You can find the full version of the statement below.
“Why an orange?
Too many people think dementia is just a part of ageing, but the truth is it’s caused by physical diseases. The damage caused by Alzheimer’s can lead to a brain weighing around 140g less than a healthy one – that’s about the weight of an orange.
History has shown that diseases can be slowed. They can be stopped. Research can do the same for dementia, and we need you to help spread the word. It’s never been more important.”
Alongside Samuel Jackson, Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also support the movement in similarly made films.
Check out the Twitter post below.
This film I made last year with @AlzResearchUK is more important than ever. Please take 2mins to watch and retweet. We have to do everything we can to build understanding and provide hope through research this #WorldAlzheimersDay. Please #ShareTheOrange https://t.co/czxVeq1Jif pic.twitter.com/L80gSUkfbh
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 21, 2020