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How We Put Every Dollar To Work
Every dollar given to Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF) is immediately used for research with the best chance of leading to new therapies and, one day soon, a cure. We have no endowment and all our overhead and expenses are paid for by the organization's founders. So, when you give to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, you know exactly where your money is going. So far, we've funded almost $15 million in research in 24 different institutions across the country and one internationally. We seek out the best and brightest scientists who are working on cutting-edge research, and we give them the resources they need to bring us closer to a cure.
The projects we fund are based on a four-part roadmap, which we think is the quickest way to a cure:
- Find all the genes that contribute to risk for the disease;
- Figure out which ones contribute the most and have the best prospects for treatment;
- Determine how these genes actually lead to increased risk; and
- Find the drug therapies that can most safely and effectively disrupt this link.