Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Night at the Red Sox

Posted June 16, 2018

Red Sox Join Fight to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

On Tuesday, June 5th, the Boston Red Sox hosted Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at the team’s game against the Detroit Tigers to raise awareness about the disease and efforts to identify effective treatment and prevention strategies.

The event included a ceremony on the field at Fenway Park honoring:

  • Researchers who are working to better understand and find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease
  • A color guard comprised of members of the Quincy Fire Department who hold an annual event raising money to benefit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
  • The Co-Chairs of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Jeff Morby and Henry McCance
  • And during the ceremony, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Public Service Announcement played on the big screen at Fenway Park, along with information about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease to those who are afflicted and their friends and families.

The first pitch was thrown by Dr. Rudy Tanzi, who is the Vice-Chair and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Leadership Group. Following the pitch, 6 youngsters affiliated with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund were on field to announce PLAY BALL!

Additionally, Board Co-Chairs Jeff Morby and Henry McCance, along with Dr. Rudy Tanzi, were interviewed on NESN before the game.

The event helped us to honor representatives of the research community who are focused on the science that could lead to a cure or effective treatments. This was a special gift that provided us an opportunity to educate Red Sox fans on how they can be a part of the fight to cure Alzheimer’s disease. All of us at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund are grateful to the Red Sox for their generosity and support.