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THE STORY:

As many of you know, my grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. Before Alzheimer’s, my grandmother was quite accomplished in many facets of her life. She was a member of one of the first classes of women to graduate from Carnegie Tech, she worked well into her 70s, was an extremely creative artist, a wonderful mother/grandmother, had a passion for life and she was fiercely independent (and had lived on her own for many years).

When Alzheimer’s hit my grandmother, it robbed her of most of these qualities quite quickly and forced her to have 24-hour care. She still had the physical capabilities to do all of the things she used to do, but she had lost the mental capacity. What started as forgetfulness and getting lost, quickly turned into an inability to recognize family and friends or communicate. At times, she still has moments where you think she may remember you and be able to communicate, but those moments are usually just short windows. One of the hardest parts of this disease is the affect is has on the families of the person who has the illness. Alzheimer’s is a disease you can live with for many many years. In my family, the heavy burden falls on my mom who does a tremendous job of taking care of my grandmother every day. It is like a fulltime job, but harder than that because it is a constant reminder that the person you knew and loved is not really there anymore and even worse, the same thing could happen to you in years to come.  

As you can likely guess from the above, I am very passionate about trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. 5.4 million Americans and their families are suffering from Alzheimer’s currently and in 2012, the direct costs of Alzheimer’s care totaled $200 billion. The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (“ADDF”) is solely focused on one thing: discovering Alzheimer’s treatments and getting them in the hands of our loved ones as quickly as possible. 

If you can, I want to ask you to contribute to our campaign which provides critical funding to promising and innovative drug research programs at academic centers and biotech companies worldwide.  Our Young Professionals group is aiming to raise $25,000 by Jan 10th  to help fund a specific preclinical program.

About ADDF

Founded in 1998 by Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder,  the ADDF is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

To date, the ADDF has invested more than $60 million to fund ~400 drug research programs at academic centers and biotechnology companies in 18 countries.

100% percent of funds raised by the ADDF are used to support Alzheimer’s drug research and related programs.

www.alzdiscovery.org

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$5,415

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Gilbert

     

  • Noah Rabinsky

    $250

  • Rick Reed

     

  • Chris and Amanda Maley

    $200

  • Malloy

     

  • Jiji and Don

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Josh and Haley

    $200

  • Ramy and Rob Sharp

    $500

  • James Boswell

     

  • Peter Weidner

    $100

  • Will Blue

     

  • Michelle and Tyler Augusty

    $200

  • Steven Gilbert

    $100

  • Jeremy Gordon

     

  • Jeffrey And Emily Higgs

     

  • Andrew Armstrong

    $100

  • David and Vanessa Basto

    $250

  • Tarlton and Teale

     

  • Erin and Paul Teske

    $100

  • MidOcean US Advisor

    $1,000

  • George Pilafas

    $150

  • Eimear Bahnson

    $50

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The Team: $15,921 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fahad Kajani

Amount Raised

$8,171

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Andrew Gilbert

Amount Raised

$5,415

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ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATIO...

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$2,285

 

9% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Thomas Haug

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$50

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Oskar Malát

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Ryan Ward

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sindhuja devineni

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Santoshkumar Singh

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Donor Comments

Eimear Bahnson

Eimear Bahnson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

George Pilafas

George Pilafas

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

MidOcean US Advisor

MidOcean US Advisor

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Erin and Paul Teske

Erin and Paul Teske

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tarlton and Teale

Tarlton and Teale

5 years ago

David and Vanessa Basto

David and Vanessa Basto

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Andrew Armstrong

Andrew Armstrong

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jeffrey And Emily Higgs

Jeffrey And Emily Higgs

Barbara Estey 5 years ago

Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon

5 years ago

Steven Gilbert

Steven Gilbert

DONATION: $100

5 years ago