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Why I Raise Money For WAM

Why I Raise Money For WAM

by Cindy Persky, R.N My "why" to advocate for more research money to go towards the Woman’s Alzheimer’s Movement is pretty simple. Two of my grandmas and my mother-in-law all died of Alzheimer’s. Now my father has early onset Alzheimer’s. My amazing mom is on her...

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2019 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report

Dear Friends of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, We begin the new year just as we ended the last — with deep gratitude for your unwavering support of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM). Your trust in WAM’s mission helped us make a real impact in 2019. Since first...

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WAM Hits the Ground Running in 2020

WAM Hits the Ground Running in 2020

Happy New Year -- and welcome to the new subscribers who’ve joined our WAM community. We hope you are feeling recharged after the holidays. We at the WAM Newsletter are starting out the new year with a bang. First, we participated in the California Governor's Task...

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WAM Raises Awareness at Purple Event in Dallas

WAM Raises Awareness at Purple Event in Dallas

Dallas, Texas, November 13: "A Purple Event”: Thanks to WAM Board member, Jan Miller, and our amazing friends and Purple Event co-hosts, Moll Anderson and Sue Gragg, WAM had a beautiful and successful fundraiser and awareness-raising dinner with top women leaders from...

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WAM Makes a Difference in Redondo Beach

WAM Makes a Difference in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach CA, October 10: "A Conversation with Maria Shriver”:  Kensington Senior Living celebrated the opening of its newest senior living and memory care facility by inviting over 400 members of the southern beach community to learn about women, Alzheimer’s and...

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2019 Move for Minds a Spectacular Success!

2019 Move for Minds a Spectacular Success!

WAM’s Move for Minds 2019 was hugely successful, and it’s all thanks to our amazing supporters and sponsors! Over 1500 people generously contributed to make a difference by raising money for critical women-based Alzheimer's research. Thanks to you, WAM will be adding...

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2019 Move For Minds: A Spectacular Success

2019 Move For Minds: A Spectacular Success

Los Angeles CA, November 2: “Move for Minds 2019:”  WAM promised its annual fundraiser would be bigger, better and bolder than ever, and with the help of our founding partner, Equinox Fitness, we delivered! Over 600 participants, supported by over 1500 fundraisers,...

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Maria Shriver to Lead California Alzheimer’s Task Force

Maria Shriver to Lead California Alzheimer’s Task Force

by Susan Pascal The Women's Alzheimer's Movement is proud to announce that our founder Maria Shriver will be leading the California Alzheimer's Task Force. Th team of scientists, caregivers, researchers, politicians and industry leaders was created to address the...

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Move For Minds Returns: Bigger, Better and Bolder Than Ever!

Move For Minds Returns: Bigger, Better and Bolder Than Ever!

BY SUSAN PASCAL The Women's Alzheimer's Movement is thrilled to announce that Move For Minds will back on November 2nd, bigger, better and bolder than ever! Our largest and most exciting event of the year will be happening on one day, in one city, with a one-of-a-kind...

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How Cities Can Step Up on Alzheimer’s: A 5-Step Agenda

How Cities Can Step Up on Alzheimer’s: A 5-Step Agenda

At a time when Washington is gridlocked, cities are the places to get things done. Mayors and city council members have stepped up to collaborate and solve real problems in the community – demonstrating democracy at its best. One of the biggest problems confronting us...

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A Message From Washington Worth Sharing

A Message From Washington Worth Sharing

BY ERIN STEIN  Executive Director, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement With so much noise coming out of Washington D.C. these days, you may not have heard about the important efforts underway in the Alzheimer's space. On February 6, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and...

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Maria Shriver Interviews Bill Gates on His Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver Interviews Bill Gates on His Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver testified on Alzheimer’s disease before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, March 29. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver urged the senators to support more federal funding for Alzheimer’s research and protect funding of the National Institutes of Health. Watch her testimony here.

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WAM Awards $500,000 in Gender-Based Research Grants

WAM Awards $500,000 in Gender-Based Research Grants

The Women's Alzheimer's Movement announces today that it has awarded $500,000 in gender-based research grants to researchers at six major institutions across the country. The six grants were made possible in large part to the funds raised during 2017's Move For Minds...

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Shop Amazon, Support WAM

Shop Amazon, Support WAM

We're excited to announce that The Women's Alzheimer's Movement is now part of AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that features all of the same products, prices, and shopping features as the main site. The difference is that when you shop on...

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CSPAN: Maria Testifies Before Special Senate Committee on Aging

CSPAN: Maria Testifies Before Special Senate Committee on Aging

Maria Shriver testified on Alzheimer’s disease before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, March 29. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver urged the senators to support more federal funding for Alzheimer’s research and protect funding of the National Institutes of Health. Watch her testimony here.

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