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May 9, 2018
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Familial connection to Alzheimer's disease inspires actress Aquino
Actress Amy Aquino, who plays Lt. Grace Billets on the Amazon series "Bosch," has a deep familial connection to Alzheimer's disease. She's once again participating in the Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day®, an event which encourages people across the world to select an activity they love — or an activity loved by those affected — to raise funds and awareness to help end Alzheimer's.

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Part the Cloud gala raises record-breaking $11 million for Alzheimer's research
The Part the Cloud Gala in Menlo Park, California, raised a record-breaking $11 million to fund cutting-edge Alzheimer's disease research. Founded in 2012 by Michaela "Mikey" Hoag with the Alzheimer's Association, Part the Cloud is a movement to accelerate scientific progress in Alzheimer's research. To date, Part the Cloud has raised over $29 million and funded 23 research grants to support its goal to fund early phase studies with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or curing Alzheimer's.
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Researcher's Alzheimer's advocacy efforts extend past the lab
Alzheimer's advocate Brian Leung, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, focuses his research on how the immune system alters the nervous system in Alzheimer's disease. This year, he's making his fourth trip to the Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum to help end Alzheimer's disease: "Being around people who find their advocacy voice in different ways, we all end up with a common goal, and that energy is infectious."
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