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Cure Alzheimers Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimers disease, is honored to be the recipient of donations raised by the Hamilton and Bowdoin Colleges womens lacrosse teams.

The Continentals from Hamilton College @hamiltonwomenslacrosse in Clinton, New York, were hosted by NESCAC rival Polar Bears from Bowdoin College @bowdoinwlax in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday, March 30. The teams joined forces to dedicate their game to raising awareness and contributions for research in honor of those who have been impacted by Alzheimers disease. More than $900 was raised for research.

Over the course of their lives, women are more likely to be both caregivers and patients impacted by Alzheimers disease, said Meg Smith, CEO of Cure Alzheimers Fund. These young women inspire us by educating their communities about this relentless disease and our work to end it, and by taking control of their futures and reducing their own risk of dementia through education and exercise.

There are 6.9 million people in the United Statesand 50 million people throughout the worldcurrently living with an Alzheimers diagnosis, and experts estimate there may be as many as three times more people living with the disease who have not yet been diagnosed. Both men and women develop Alzheimers disease, but two-thirds of all patients are women, and women are frequently the primary caregivers for spouses, partners, parents and others with the disease.

I am grateful to have partnered with my friend, Liz Grote, and her Bowdoin Lacrosse team, said Patty Kloidt, coach of the Hamilton Womens Lacrosse team. She and I, along with members of our teams have experienced loved ones who suffered from this disease. We want our communities to be aware of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund and consider supporting their amazing work. Too many people, including caregivers, are suffering from this horrible disease. Please spread the word about the Cure Alzheimer's Fund and join in the fight for our future generations.

Cure Alzheimers Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow, or reverse Alzheimers disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimers Fund has provided more than 833 grants to more than 300 of the worlds leading researchers and contributed more than $199 million to research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs in understanding the causes and pathology of Alzheimers disease. Cure Alzheimers Fund has received a 4-star rating for more than 12 consecutive years from Charity Navigator. Our Board of Directors, Trustees, and a core group of other donors direct their donations to our overhead expenses so that 100% of general donations go to our research program. For more information, visit To learn about the impact of Alzheimers on women and women working towards a cure, visit

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