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Memories are Everything: Raising $100,000 for Alzheimer's Research

Posted: Jul. 4, 2007

The Road Back to Mt. Everest

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Mountain climber Alan Arnette

"Standing at 27,200’ on the icy slopes of Mount Everest in 2003, I lectured myself between gags that this was it. No more. I was too old and my body was just not fit for high altitude mountaineering. After all, it was only 363 days earlier that I had stood on this exact same spot suffering convulsions and made my own decision to return to the South Col before it was too late. Those experiences have come to shape my life in ways I never imagined. They are memories I hope to never forget. And now I’m going back."

Thus writes mountain climber Alan Arnette. Alan, recently retired, is embarking on a year-long challenge to climb Mt. Everest and raise $100,000 for Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

Coalition of Alzheimer's Organizations Announces New "Genius Grant" for Younger Researchers

Posted: Jun. 14, 2007

In an effort to support the next generation of leading Alzheimer's researchers, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund has joined with the Alzheimer's Association and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute to create and fund a new "genius grant" for young Alzheimer's researchers.

New Research Linking Alzheimer's, Stroke Provides New Window on Cure, Treatment

Posted: Jun. 6, 2007

The Cure Alzheimer's Fund released the following statement on new research linking Alzheimer's disease risk to stroke published in Neuron on June 7, 2007. “We applaud Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Dr. Giuseppina Tesco and Massachusetts General Hospital on their new research showing how a stroke or major head injury increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease. “The research community has established that link for some time, but not fully understood what caused it and the mechanism by which a stroke or brain injury impacts the brain.

Coalition of Alzheimer's Organizations Announces New "Genius Grant" for Younger Researchers

Posted: Jun. 4, 2007

In an effort to support the next generation of leading Alzheimer's researchers, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund has joined with the Alzheimer's Association and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute to create and fund a new "genius grant" for young Alzheimer's researchers.

Congressman Ed Markey Praises Cure Alzheimer's Fund for Research Efforts

Posted: Apr. 16, 2007

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund researcher, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, briefed Congress on the progress of the fast track effort to map genes for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Honored as Top Researcher

Posted: Apr. 15, 2007

In recognition of his groundbreaking genetic research and outstanding leadership and commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi received the 2007 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Gala in Washington DC on March 27, 2007.

MetLife Foundation Award given to Cure Alzheimer's Researcher

Posted: Apr. 15, 2007

Dr. David Holtzman, a member of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, received the prestigious MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease.

MassGeneral Honors Cure Alzheimer's Fund with the "Philanthropic Innovation and Investment" Award

Posted: Apr. 15, 2007

Massachusetts General Hospital and the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) has honored Cure Alzheimer’s Fund for its leadership, entrepreneurial philanthropy and investment in research projects that have the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr.Tanzi Briefs Congress on Research Progress, Rep. Markey Praises Fund

Posted: Mar. 29, 2007

Washington – With more than 5 million Americans now living with Alzheimer’s disease, a 10 percent increase since 2002, medical researchers are in a sprint to map and sequence the genes susceptible to Alzheimer’s in hopes of leading to more aggressive therapeutic interventions to slow, stop or even reverse the effects of the disease.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudy Tanzi Honored as Top Researcher by the Alzheimer's Association

Posted: Mar. 28, 2007

Washington – In recognition of his groundbreaking genetic research and outstanding leadership and commitment to finding a cure and better treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi received the 2007 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Gala this week.