In Memory of Trish Vradenburg

It is with immense sadness that UsAgainstAlzheimer’s announces Co-Founder and Vice Chair Trish Vradenburg’s passing, and it is with the utmost gratitude that the organization cherishes her legacy and forges ahead in her powerful memory.

Trish Vradenburg’s unflinching spirit – her imagination, quick-witted humor, empathy, generosity and her exceptional tenacity to stop the suffering of others – was captured in her every action. Trish’s life was an inspiring portrait of creativity and versatility, employing her gifts of writing and storytelling throughout a successful professional career. She put her passion and humor on the page most especially when she wrote about losing her mom, Bea Lerner, in her play Surviving Grace. It wasn’t just a play she wrote – it was a tribute to her mother and her relentless fight to stop Alzheimer’s.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s was borne out of her passion to fight back against Alzheimer’s disease. Trish’s unique whimsical style was instrumental in leading the organization on a path to make meaningful progress against a disease that caused their family so much pain.

Trish was a gifted and relentless advocate in the fight to stop Alzheimer’s. She helped achieve increased funding for Alzheimer’s research and build a growing public-private consensus that a cure for the disease must be reached by the year 2025.

Trish started this fight for her mother, and now, we – all of us – need to finish it for both of them. We’ve started the Bea Lerner Fund to honor both of their legacies. In lieu of flowers, if you are so moved, we ask that you make donations to the Bea Lerner Fund to help us stop Alzheimer’s.

We also ask that, if you have a reminiscence of Trish or a message of support to share with her family, that you do so here.

You can read more about Trish’s passing and legacy below.


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