“Nominated by Lynda Everman: Courage, compassion, determination and resilience – these words just barely begin to describe my friend and fellow activist, Jamie Tyrone. Jamie’s genetic status (She carries 2 copies of the ApoE 4 allele.) puts her at a 91% life time risk of developing Alzheimer’s. For most of us that would be a cause for despair, but for Jamie, it is a call to action. She understands all too well the urgency of this crisis. She is the Founder and CEO of B.A.B.E.S., (Beating Alzheimer’s by Embracing Science), a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds and recruiting participants for clinical trials to advance research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. She founded B.A.B.E.S. for those of us who share a kindred bond to create a way to make sense and meaning of all that we’ve experienced, and to add a bit of joy and peacefulness along our journey. She is also a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s is a grim and unforgiving disease, Jamie always finds ways to encourage and inspire.”