Within a decade of tossing her cap with the rest of her undergraduate class, Jill Applebaum had built an exciting career, moving from Google to a small tech company, then back to academia where she launched a successful start-up.
We're in it to win it in the fight against today's most daunting health challenges, from AIDS to Ebola and Alzheimer's disease, and we don't plan on stopping until we find a cure. Today, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming more lives than diabetes or kidney disease. And given the fact that someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease every 66 seconds, we need to make huge strides today in order to make an impact tomorrow—and make good on our commitment to changing the trajectory of human health.
Among large companies, providing employees with paid time off (PTO) for volunteer work is the exception to the rule. In fact, just 22% of organizations offer this high-impact benefit, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's most recent Employee Benefits Report. That percentage was 21% the year before, and 21% the year before that—stagnation that suggests this simply isn't a priority for many enterprises.

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