Events in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Will Fund Alzheimer’s, Women’s Brain Research
(Wellesley, MA) – April 25, 2016 – Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding research with the goal of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s, will partner with Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs for the MOVE FOR MINDS Experience on May 21st. 100 percent of the donations generated from this experience will go to partner organizations of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Challenge, of which Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a part.
“Women are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer’s disease – two thirds of the individuals diagnosed with it are women. As such, it is imperative to fund research that focuses on women’s brains, so that we develop treatments for all suffering from the disease,” said Tim Armour, President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “We are honored to be part of this impressive effort.”
The inaugural MOVE FOR MINDS™ Experience will launch on Saturday, May 21. This groundbreaking event will take place at Equinox Sports Clubs in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Participants will engage their brains and bodies in physical fitness challenges including Equinox’s “The Cut,” a unique, cardio forward boxing class, yoga and guided meditation, while also have the chance to explore a first-of-its-kind marketplace where they will meet and hear from the superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress/sleep and caregiving. MOVE FOR MINDS is an unprecedented gathering of empowered women, men and leading experts who believe funding women’s brain research will help us solve the Alzheimer’s epidemic and answer the question: Why are so many people getting Alzheimer’s and why are the majority of them women? Sign up for the event at https://www.crowdrise.com/moveforminds.
“Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis which is why we must be at the heart of the solution” says Maria Shriver, a journalist, advocate and founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Challenge. “I am proud to be able to partner with organizations like Cure Alzheimer’s Fund who are prioritizing cutting-edge research on women’s brains as a research partner of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Challenge.”
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed nearly $40 million to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs – including the groundbreaking “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” study. With 100 percent of funds raised going directly to research, Cure Alzheimer’s has been able to support some of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research.