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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.
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 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.
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).
Come celebrate the 30th annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of Cole Porter music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.
For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit http://alz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=347032
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 event is age-appropriate for 5-8-year-olds.
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.
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.
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.