Two decades ago I would never have imagined myself still on the Alzheimer's journey, but here I am. There is no way for me to escape the disease because it fills my life 24/7 caring at home for both my husband and my mother. What is most important to share is that it was the trustee of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation, Tom Hutton, who recruited and believed in me enough to support a new foundation around early AD diagnosis that over the years has become critical to prevention research. Any awards I've received are a tribute to what philanthropy enabled me to do. The other personal transformation occurred when I teamed up more than a decade ago with George and Trish Vradenburg as tireless AD advocates and close personal friends.