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Thank you for the generous gifts to A Family Affair- A Decade of Discovery. The event was a success benefiting the Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). This disease affects more than the individual. It affects the entire family, corporations, and society. One may be surprised to know how great the impact of the donations, current and past, are in searching for the cause and cure of this devastating disease.

Donations and gifts have made possible many avenues of research and worldwide collaborations. Just one example is Dr. Nicholas Seyfried and his team have created a dataset of more than 100,000 proteins found in the human brain that should enable significant progress in understanding Alzheimer's disease.

The tremendous research that many have helped finance, which has allowed Dr. Allan Levey to expand his programs, has also resulted in Goizueta ADRC being selected as the lead institution for a major grant by the National Institutes of Health. This grant is recognition that the Goizueta ADRC has one of the best chances to find a cure, prevention, or viable treatment for this dreaded disease. Many are a part of this funding success that will expand and speed up the essential research to take us on this journey.

Jim Wagner, a former president of Emory University, said: "The mission of knowledge is to serve humanity." The Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is truly serving humanity, and the gifts and donations make many an essential part of this effort.

With heartfelt thanks,

Carolyn and Lem Hewes


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Goizueta ADRC. As a volunteer, your positive-minded involvement and genuine concern can work wonders. You provide a helping hand so that our staff can focus on our mission: To accelerate discoveries that prevent and cure Alzheimer’s, and to accelerate translation of the new knowledge to the care of the patient in Georgia, the nation, and the world.

We have many tasks in which we need help filing, data entry, mailings, and scanning, organizing resources to attending events and staffing our education events. We will work with you to place you in a volunteer position that fits your interests, experience, and desired level of patient contact.

To volunteer specifically with our annual A Family Affair event, please contact Natalie Zellner at 404-712-2084.