Statement by George Vradenburg, on Bill Gates Investing $100 Million in Alzheimer's Research

Washington, DC (November 13, 2017) – George Vradenburg, co-founder and Chairman of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, made the following statement in reaction to the announcement by Bill Gates that he is “digging deep into Alzheimer’s.”

“The battle to find a cure for Alzheimer’s today lacks funding, urgency, collaboration, and entrepreneurial approaches. The announcement that Bill Gates is joining this fight has the potential to significantly change that paradigm. In talking to him, I am pleased he has identified essentially the same challenges and opportunities as we have at UsAgainstAlzheimer's and has chosen to invest in a disruptive mechanism to change business as usual. A worldwide Alzheimer’s epidemic is looming as both a health and economic crisis and we need every player in the game to avert it. I can think of no one better than Bill Gates."

Follow the latest on Bill Gates’ investment through Twitter using the hashtag #GatesAgainstAlz.

 

Contact: Jeannette O’Connor, 202-302-3268, joconnor@usagainstalzheimers.org 

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