Alzheimer’s and dementia are not new frontiers for Rotarians around the world. Indeed, many men and women have been working tirelessly to help those families and communities impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as to help find and fund cures. Increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia within Rotary and our communities is a top priority. We are ever grateful to our partner organizations and their Rotarian members for helping us launch this Action Group.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund – is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease through venture-based philanthropy. Since its founding, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed more than $27,400,000 to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs—including a potential treatment recently selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its elite “Blueprint” drug discovery program, and the ground-breaking “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” study, which promises to greatly accelerate drug testing and was reported by the New York Times as a “giant step forward”. Find Cure Alzheimer’s Fund on Facebook here.
Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust – The purpose of The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) is to collect and provide dollars for leading edge research for the cure/prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It started in 1996 with Rotarians voluntarily emptying their pockets and purses of change at weekly meetings. Over $4,000,000 has been raised through the coordinated efforts within 11 Rotary districts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, USA. Find The CART Fund on Facebook here.
McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation – The McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2001 to enhance medical research into Alzheimer’s disease in Western Australia. Their vision is for a world in which Alzheimer’s disease no longer exists. Their mission is to support research that makes Alzheimer’s disease treatable and preventable. Their objective is to raise the funds to support the research of Professor (and Rotarian) Ralph Martins and his team. Find the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation on Facebook here.
Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia – Based in the United Kingdom, Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia (REPoD) is a joint initiative between members of various Rotary Clubs who have recognized the need for increased support in the community for families affected by dementia. REPoD offers a number of resources to the 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK and their families including Dementia Carer’s Pathways and their revolutionary Memory Cafe project model and the Memory Cafe guide that REPoD has published. Find REPoD on Facebook here.
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