The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, it will debut its 2010 Tour de South Shore fundraising event, a 26.1 mile scenic coastal bike ride that will start and finish at Wompatuck State Park (1 Union Street, Hingham, MA 02043), to generate support and public awareness of these neurologic diseases.
There is a registration fee of $45, and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. Lunch will be provided by Bertucci's.
More information may be found on the event's website!
The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will be featuring a Story Hour and an age-appropriate discussion on Alzheimer's Disease at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702) on Saturday May 22, 2010.
This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos (www.ethocare.org) and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month. Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.
More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.
The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.
From July 15, 2010 - September 21, 2010, researchers will travel through 24 ride-segments from California to the nation's capital to deliver at least 50,000 signatures to Congress, in support of the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act, which calls for $2 billion for funding in Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health.
The state of Massachusetts has a team called "Boston Bikers" riding 98 miles from St. Louis, MO, to Springfield, IL, on August 28, 2010, and team members include Drs. Cynthia Lemere (Team Leader), Sarah Matousek and Oliver Holmes from the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Center for Neurologic Diseases, and Stephanie Socia from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Aging and Genetics.
We encourage everyone to sign the online petition to ask Congress to support the Breakthrough Act for more funding for Alzheimer's disease research and care, and donations to the "Boston Bikers" or its individual team members would be most appreciated.
This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.
The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).
This event is prevented by Secretary Ann L. Hartstein of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute. Principles guiding the Governor's Aging Agenda will be discussed.
Reservations may be made by emailing Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us or by calling 617-222-7417. The deadline for reservations is March, 12, 2010.
Email: Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us
The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause.
The Walk is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer's. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fund-raise using tools supported by the Association. Walk routes vary from 1 to 3 miles.
This year, Dr. Hyman's lab at the MGH surpassed its goal of raising $1,000 for the Alzheimer's Association by raising $2,150 for the Memory Walk!
Check out the attached photos of the successful event!
The Newton Symphony Orchestra will present a day-long Wellness Fair that features presentations and exhibits on a variety of wellness topics, including a session (2:15pm - 3:15pm) on Current Research on Music and the Aging and Alzheimer's Brain by Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Tickets for the Fair is $20 per person, which includes admission to all presentations and the exhibit hall.
The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from March 7-9, 2010. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.
More information regarding registration and the program in general is attached.