Statement by Trish and George Vradenburg on Diane Rehm’s Retirement


Washington, DC – Following is a statement by Trish and George Vradenburg, founders of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, on Diane Rehm’s announcement that she will retire as the host of “The Diane Rehm Show” in 2016.

“Congratulations to our dear friend. Diane has been must-listen-radio for millions of us. Her keen insights, passion and ability to probe beyond the headlines has deepened our understanding of our world and ourselves.”

“We’re grateful for Diane’s everlasting and deep personal friendship. Diane has been with us every step of the way, traveling the country to appear in Surviving Grace, and standing with us as we fight for a cure for Alzheimer’s. Whatever the next chapter in Diane’s life brings, we’re grateful that she'll continue to be by our side.”

Surviving Grace cast Boston

Loni Anderson, Diane Rehm, Trish Vradenburg and Marilu Henner at Surviving Grace, a play written by Trish, based on her experience as a caregiver to her mother who died of Alzheimer's (Boston, November 2015).  Photo credit: Tom Fitzsimmons.


UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) is a relentless force committed to ending Alzheimer's by 2020. Driven by the suffering of millions of families, UsAgainstAlzheimer's presses for greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure. We accomplish this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy and strategic investments.