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Fund a Scientist

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Fahad Kajani

THE STORY:

As many of you know, I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s in 2009, at the age of 73.  She was diagnosed at the age of 61, and was bedridden by the age of 66.  Seeing the most energetic and animated person I knew stripped of her ability to function and live life the way she loved over those 12 years was difficult for me, and more so for my mother and her siblings.  I have decided to make a commitment to do everything I can to help find a treatment and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s, all while raising awareness for this disease that is dramatically underfunded.

5.4 million Americans and their families are suffering from Alzheimer’s today.  In 2012, the direct costs of Alzheimer’s care totaled $200 billion – even worse is the emotional costs for affected families which my family can attest, is immeasurable.  By 2050, these numbers are expected to triple, but if we take action today, we can change the course of Alzheimer’s treatments.  This is why I joined the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Professional Group.  The ADDF is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging – and I am doing everything I can to help them. 

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.  You can help by contributing to our FUND A SCIENTIST campaign which provides critical funding to promising and innovative drug research programs at academic centers and biotech companies worldwide.  Our Professionals group is aiming for $25,000 by the end of the year to help fund a preclinical program. One very exciting project that the ADDF is currently considering is based right here in New York City. Dr. Lawrence Wennogle at the Manhattan-based biotech, Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc., is investigating a protein that may be able to prevent or reverse tau tangles (TRANSLATION: sticky deposits that prevent nerve cells from communicating with each other, resulting in memory loss and behavioral changes) and rescue nerve cell function.  If he’s right, his discovery could lead to a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease patients. You can help fund this critical investigation by making a donation to the ADDF today. I hope you’ll join me. 

Thanks in advance as every dollar counts! 

With gratitude,

 

Fahad

 

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Fahad Kajani

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Donor Comments

Perry S. Lowe

Perry S. Lowe

5 years ago

e mak

e mak

DONATION: $51

5 years ago

Jenn Carter

Jenn Carter

DONATION: $50

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Bilal Powel

Bilal Powel

5 years ago

Minna Ladha

Minna Ladha

5 years ago

Janak and Priti

Janak and Priti

DONATION: $101

5 years ago

Rafiq Dhanani

Rafiq Dhanani

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Neil and Melissa

Neil and Melissa

Got you, bro! Glad you're doing this! Happy Holidays! 5 years ago

Zul Dhukka

Zul Dhukka

DONATION: $500

5 years ago