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Barrow Grand Ball Raises $3 Million for Alzheimer’s Research
Posted By Jamie Killin on February 1, 2018
The Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raised $3 million for the Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2018 Barrow Grand Ball on January 20 at the Arizona Biltmore.
This year’s fundraising efforts were focused on Alzheimer’s disease, a growing epidemic and one of the top ten causes of death that cannot be prevented or cured.
“I offer my heartfelt thanks to the members of the Women’s Board for their unwavering dedication to the institute,” said president of Barrow Neurological Foundation Katie Cobb. “Their support will allow our physicians and scientists to continue providing outstanding clinical care for all of our patients, while researching new ways of diagnosing, treating, and ultimately curing, Alzheimer’s disease and other brain and spine disorders.”
Barrow researches have initiated 18 new studies in the past two years. Projects have included the first-ever blood test to detect Alzheimer’s, one of the first Lewy body dementia studies in the medical field and vaccines.
The Ball celebrated the achievements of the Women’s Board, which was led by Board Chair Ann Denk this year. The event was co-chaired by Jan Cacheris and Carrie Hall.
More than 300 distinguished guests attended the event including Governor Doug Ducey, Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Dr. Draig Barrett and Senator Jon Kyl and Caryll Kyl.
The Women’s Board was founded in 1965 to raise money for research and has become one of the most successful fundraising entities in the Valley and the largest cumulative donor group to Barrow. In the past 50 years the group has donated over $58 million to the institute.