A Family Affair
On November 19, 300 guests attended the 6th annual “A Family Affair” Fundraising Event at the Piedmont Driving Club. This wonderful evening entitled “Collaborating for a Cure,” celebrated the transformative research and strides towards finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease and this year's collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technlogy and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. This event, chaired by Greg and Taz Anderson, raised more than $800,000 to fund groundbreaking research.
This year’s event also gave us the opportunity to celebrate the formation of the Emory Brain Health Center. Thanks to the vision of Mary Rose Taylor and a team of colleagues in Emory School of Medicine, the Emory Brain Health Center was created to make research, education, and clinical care for chronic brain diseases a collaborative process. We extend our thanks to Greg and Taz Anderson, the Georgia Institute of Technlogy, Mary Rose Taylor and everyone who helped make “A Family Affair” an incredible success!
The video below tells the stories of families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and how the Emory ADRC celebrated the research of a team of scientists from the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Human-Automation Systems Lab at Georgia Tech. The research at the Emory ADRC, led by Dr. Allan Levey, and Dr. Ayanna Howard, of Georgia Tech, and their colleagues, has produced a new testing method that uses pictures of art to detect changes in memory. Chairs for this year’s event were Greg and Taz Anderson. Greg and I are thrilled to see these two Atlanta institutions working together and we call their effort “Collaborating for a Cure.” Contact Natalie Disantis at 404-712-2084 to learn about the 2016 fundraiser to support research.