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When Gerry Nogelo of Vero Beach, Fla., turned 70 on Nov. 8, 2012, she only had one wish—to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. So she mailed more than 40 letters to her friends and family asking them to make a donation to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in honor of her birthday. She wrote:
When Maggie Campbell’s mother-in-law, Nancy Drapeau, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease last summer at age 59, Campbell decided she wanted to do something to help. Originally from Omaha, Neb., Campbell is a bookbinder and letterpress printer in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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After reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams in Honors English at Scituate High School, Lexie Fidas, 15, was given another class assignment—to create a difference in society, much the way the characters in
the book did.
The David K. Johnson (DKJ) Foundation was created in 2000 in honor and memory of David and Susan Johnson of Reading, Mass., to promote awareness of and provide support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.