Annual Report 2012

Special Events

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A quick thank you for your time and for the work you are doing to find answers to eliminate the Alzheimer’s nightmare. Every step forward gets us closer to the answer. Since I have it, I am one of many that have to deal with Alzheimer’s on a daily basis. Some days are wonderful, others not so. However, all days are ones we look at for learning and for extended hope.

The webinars Cure Alzheimer’s does keep us aware, keep us involved and get us to do our damnedest to stay positive. Thank you for bringing energy for one curmudgeon ... me.

Keep it coming!!

Robert (Skip) Savoia

Support The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's

The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything is a year-long challenge by mountain climber and Alzheimer's disease advocate Alan Arnette to scale the 7 Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. Alan climbs in memory of his mother, who passed away in 2009 from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with another person newly diagnosed every 70 seconds. It is estimated to affect more than 5 million people in the United States and more than 25 million people worldwide. That's why Alan chose to climb the 7 Summits to raise awareness of the impact of this debilitating disease and $1 million to advance Alzheimers research as it is his hope that scientists can find a way to slow or stop Alzheimer's disease.

Webinar: Two Sides of Abeta for the Layperson

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 • 1 p.m.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund presented a webinar, Two Sides of Abeta for the Layperson, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. The presentation, moderated by David Shenk, author of the national bestseller The Forgetting, Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, featured Dr. Rudy Tanzi and Dr. Rob Moir.

Maria Pugliese’s El Cruce de los Andes Run 2/2/2012

At age 28, Maria Pugliese may not be able to move mountains, but she certainly made an impact when she ran 60 miles across the Andes Mountains and raised more than $3,000 for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Field Event: Running 4 Answers

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2012 • 10:52 a.m.

On Saturday, April 28, co-founders Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger held the third annual Running 4 Answers fundraiser in Roseland, N.J.—their most successful race to date. Each year, this fun run/walk not only brings people together to honor the memories of loved ones who have been stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, but it also raises money toward finding a cure.

Hay Harbour Club Hosts Benefit Tennis Tournament

Thirty-four women helped raise funds for Cure Alzheimer’s in a round-robin tennis tournament at Fishers Island Hay Harbor Club on July 20, 2007.

Highlights of the creative tournament, organized by Diana Fiske, included unique purchase opportunities in the match. Competitors could buy an additional serve, pay for an opponent to get only one serve, and all players had to pay up every time they said the word “Sorry.”

Many thanks to all the participants and a special thank you to Diana Fiske for her work and dedication.

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

Saturday, Jun. 16, 2012 • 8:15 p.m.

On June 16, 2012, patrons of the Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar and Cabaret in New York City enjoyed an evening of cabaret as talented musicians and vocalists in the greater metro area joined together to raise money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research. Proceeds from this event were split between two organizations—with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund receiving more than $2,000 from the evening. 

Webinar: Untangling Tau

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 • 2:30 p.m.

Special guest Cure Alzheimer’s Fund researcher Dominic Walsh, Ph.D., and David Shenk, author of the national bestseller The Forgetting, held a free webinar about the role of Tau in Alzheimer’s on June 21, 2012.

Climber Completes his 2175 mile hike for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

Mar. 10 — Aug. 17, 2012

On March 8, Bobby Zerwick, 22, set out to hike the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). His goal? To raise $5,000 to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s—the disease his grandmother and his girlfriend’s grandmother suffered from before they passed away.

Art for Alzheimer’s

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.

David K. Johnson (DKJ) Golf Tournament

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

The DKJ Foundation has held a charity golf tournament every summer since its inception, as well as other fundraisers throughout the year. All of the proceeds from these events go to three nonprofits: Sanborn Place & Home Care of Reading, Cure Alzheimer's Fund and to fund a scholarship at Reading Memorial High School for a student pursuing a career in the health care profession. The 13th annual golf tournament, held on Aug.

Symposium Archives: 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 • 4 – 5:30 p.m.

On Oct. 10, leading researchers from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, including Steve Wagner, Ph.D., Sangram S. Sisodia, Ph.D., and Chairman Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., gathered in Boston to discuss the road map to therapies.

Calendars for a Cause

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.