The Global Family Reunion

Posted May 2, 2014

The first Global Family Reunion was held on June 6 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Created and spearheaded by writer A.J. Jacobs, the event brought together 3,700 people with the message that we are all “cousins” in one way or another, and together need to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The event, which raised $62,000 for research and care, featured dozens of speakers, activities, food and music, as well as a presentation on Alzheimer’s by Dr. Rudy Tanzi. Jacobs plans to make this an annual event.

Read A.J. Jacobs’ New York Times piece about the inception of the project

Jacobs’ TED Talk

People Magazine article