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Get Involved The new American Brain Foundation steps up efforts to find cures for brain diseases.
The American Brain Foundation—formerly the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation—recently announced its goal of becoming the world's leader in raising money for research to cure brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, autism, and epilepsy. Since 1993, the Foundation has raised more than $16 million dollars for research. The name change and new look are part of its intensified effort to lead the fight for cures.
“This is an exciting chapter in our organization's history as we aim to become the leader in funding research to cure brain disease, which affects more than 50 million Americans,” says John Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the American Brain Foundation's Board of Trustees and Professor and Chair of UCLA's Department of Neurology and Brain Mapping Center in Los Angeles. “Brain disease is in the news every day, yet research funding is flat. Thankfully, we have tremendous treatments on the horizon and a more knowledgeable and concerned public to help us in this fight to cure brain disease once and for all.”
“Whether you are a patient, caregiver, neurologist, researcher, or someone who cares deeply about our cause, we are counting on you to join us in this fight by making a donation today at www.CureBrainDisease.org,” says Dr. Mazziotta.