Rebecca Ailes-Fine

March 7, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin

Rebecca Ailes-Fine is one of the founding women of WISP, Women Inspiring Scientific Progress, in Phoenix, AZ, a group supporting, and supported by, Banner Alzheimer's Foundation.  She is a community activist and volunteer receiving the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year Award from AFP Greater Arizona Chapter.  Rebecca holds seats on non-profit boards in the community and raises awareness and funds for various charities.  Her mother is being treated at the Banner Alzheimer's Institute and both her mother and the family have received tremendous support, e

Neelum Aggarwal, MD

March 7, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin

Dr. Aggarwal works with many community based and national organizations promoting ways to ensure that positive lifestyle changes lead to better cognitive and physical health across the aging continuum. She is a cognitive neurologist, with particular interest in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and conducts original research in a variety of large scale community based studies in Chicago. She serves as the senior examining neurologist for the community based minority studies at the RADC, a position that she has held for over 15 years.

Star Power

The WomenAgainstAlzheimer's Star Power team includes women celebrities who care deeply about Alzheimer’s disease as a women’s health and economic issue requiring urgent action.

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Sara Allen Abbott

March 6, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin

Sara Allen Abbott created and co-founded Blondes vs. Brunettes, now an Alzheimer's Association official national fundraiser with games in more than 20 cities nationwide, and more than $3 million dollars donated. She lost her paternal grandmother and her father to the disease. Formerly the major gifts manager at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sara is a partner at Main Street Media Group, a boutique social media consulting company. 

USAgainstAlzheimer's Associate Directors Virginia Biggar, Stephanie Monroe and Jennifer Molinoff appeared on the August 6 episode of Alzheimer's Speaks Radio to discuss the latest activities of ActivistsAgainstAlzheimer's, the African American Network Against Alzheimer's, and WomenAgainstAlzheimer's, and explain how individuals can get more involved. Listen to the whole show online here! 

June 25, 2013 - Trish Vradenburg

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post Impact


May 2, 2013 - Lisa Hirsch

With another Mother’s Day approaching I can only feel blessed that my mom is still alive and still able to know who I am. For me each day begins with phoning her, because I am a long distance caregiver. Just yesterday I asked if she wanted to speak with me. Her sweet reply was, of course she wants to speak to me, “ for I am her daughter and she loves me.”  As she shared her words and sentiments with me, it brought such warmth to my heart and filled my eyes with tears.

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