Barrow Grand Ball Raises $3 Million for Alzheimer’s Research

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Posted By 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.
 
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  • Event Co-Chair Jan Cacheris, Barrow Women's Board Chair Ann Denk and Co-Chair Carrie Hall, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Harriet Friedland, Judy Schubert, Carrie Hall, Kathy Barrow, Tahnia McKeever, Robyn DeBell and Terry Roman, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Rob and Melani Walton, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Tom and Jan Lewis with Scott and Jean Spangler, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Terry and Steve Roman, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Robyn and Rich Rector, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Robert and Mary Ellen McKee, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Nita and Phil Francis, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Nancy Hanley and Nancy Walker, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Nan Howlett and Christine Gustafson, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Karl and Stevie Eller. Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Jessie and Dr. Nader Sanai, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Jan Cacheris with Craig and Barbara Barrett, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Governor Doug Ducey with Karen and Bob Hobbs, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Francis and Dionne Najafi with Suzanne and Dr. Michael Lawton, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Dr. Robert and Nancy Spetzler, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Dr. Andrew Little and Susan Lin, Photo by Brad Armstrong
  • Debbie and Steve Moak, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Craig Krumwiede and Alison Lewis, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Carole and Arte Moreno, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Bill and Linda Hunt, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Andrea Katsenes and John Pappas, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Sandy Hecomovich with Bud and Laurie Florkiewicz, Photo by Jillian Rivera Photography
  • Table Setting
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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