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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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wellness vitality condition strengthen fitness & health nutrition diet stamina Cure Alzheimer's Fund JANET MENDELSOHN writer if philanthropiststhink like venture capitalists, can they help medical researchers solve the riddles of Alzheimer's disease? Frustrated by decades of slow progress to curb the devastating illness, in 2005 four families decided to try. Most had a loved one who suffered from the disease. Each was willing to commit financial support and entrepreneurial expertise to help find its causes, prevention, and cure. In 2005 they founded the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF) to support the work of leading researchers in Boston and beyond. By late last year, the founding families had donated nearly $11.1 million, including $4.4 million to cover 100 percent of CAF's operating expenses. Overall, more than $20 million has gone directly to support the kind of promising but scientifically risky, large-scale research that big, traditional fundraising organizations shy away from. With CAF's support, new scientific breakthroughs have been made and new therapies are being explored. 122 left to right: Cure Alzheimer's Fund Founder and Chair Jeff Morby, Senior Vice President and Wellesley resident Sally Rosenfield, Founder Henry McCance, Founder Phyllis Rappaport, President and CEO Tim Armour, Founder Jacqui Morby, and Senior Vice President Mike Curren WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 NIR LAND A U

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