Sherry Sharp, wife of CarMax founder Richard L. Sharp, today announced that she has agreed to serve on Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s Board of Directors. In her husband’s honor, she is going to do everything she can to further our mission to fund research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease through venture-based philanthropy.
Greg O'Brien is a veteran Cape Cod journalist. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer. O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 • 6 p.m.
In 2010 at age 59, longtime reporter and writer Greg O’Brien of Brewster, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. O’Brien wrote the book “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” about his experience with the disease, which David Shenk, author of “The Forgetting,” turned into a short film as part of his four-film project “Living with Alzheimer’s.”
Charlie Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor for Harvard University and author of the groundbreaking book Wealth in Families. In 2008, at age 60 he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Since then, Charlie has devoted himself to speaking out about his condition, and encouraging others to do the same. "I am trying to get people to talk and ask me hard questions," he says.
Research uncovering 12 new gene variations connected to the cause of the early-onset familial form of Alzheimer’s disease (EO-FAD), which generally strikes before the age of 65, is being published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Sunday, Jun. 9, 2013 • 9 a.m.
When high school junior Mike Napoli learned his friend’s mother had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 50, he wanted to do something to help. “Since my friend Riley’s mom, Marcia Stanford, is an avid runner and fitness instructor, I felt that a running event would be the best way to support her and her family,” says Napoli.
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