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.
This event is sponsored by ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's, the Boston University Alumni Association and the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center. Presented by French Connection Films and narrated by Olivia de Havilland, the documentary is on the positive impact of art on individuals with dementia.
A reception with light appetizers will commence at 6:00pm, and there will be a panel discussion featuring experts in the field after the movie screening.
More information regarding the film premiere is attached.
The 14th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants: 25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.
The success of the 2009 Memory Ride led to grant awards for Dr. Olivia I. Okereke and Dr. Bradford C. Dickerson of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to further their research.
For more information on this exciting event, please contact the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters) for more information.
This concert will be held at the Indian Hill Music Center (http://indianhillmusic.org), 56 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 on Sunday, November 15, 2009. The concert will start at 3:00pm, and a reception will be held at 2:00pm.
Ticket prices are $20, and the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).