A Family Affair

‘Alzheimer’s’ and ‘hope’ are two words that are rarely used in the same sentence.  John and I want to change this practice, and that is why we are chairing this year’s A Family Affair dinner on November 14, 2018 at the Cherokee Town Club.  This annual event benefits the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and brings together the families touched by Alzheimer’s, their friends who want to be supportive, and the scientists of the ADRC who are battling the disease in the research labs and clinics.

Optimism has never run higher in the quest for effective treatments to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.  Dr. Allan Levey and his talented group of investigators are testing promising new therapies, and they are secure in the knowledge that major breakthroughs are imminent.  The researchers at the Goizueta ADRC know that curing Alzheimer’s is no longer a science issue; it is now a funding issue.  Over the past 30 years, Alzheimer’s research has been underfunded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lagging behind the other top 10 illnesses.  With the ongoing proposed budget reductions to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s funding can be cut at any point.  Today, the NIH is the largest funder of dementia research.  Now more than ever your donation is driving the future of Alzheimer’s research.

The scientists and doctors of the Goizueta ADRC are working relentlessly to find a means to prevent this disease from ever starting.  Please join them and us in this battle by supporting the A Family Affair.



Interested in being a sponsor? View the 2018 sponsorship levels or visit the 2018 registration page. For more information about the 2018 Dinner, contact Natalie Zellner at 404-712-2084 or email Natalie.zellner@emory.edu.  

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