Exciting new Part the Cloud updates
Dear Friends,
Thank you to so many of you for attending February's Part the Cloud Luncheon! The event raised $800,000 and will allow us to fund two additional research studies focused on a way to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer's disease. We have started the process of identifying these new grant recipients and have already received 52 letters of intent from 14 countries! 18 of those researchers have been invited to submit full applications, and we look forward to announcing our new awardees soon. To date, Part the Cloud has funded 23 research grants, and I am excited to share some interesting updates from those grant recipients below.

As we look forward, please save the date for our next Part the Cloud Gala, which will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. It's going to be another outstanding event, and I can't wait to share more details in the coming months.

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about past PTC events and view videos from February's luncheon, which focused on extraordinary women who are changing the conversation around Alzheimer's disease. At the event we were thrilled to honor Peabody and Emmy-winning journalist and Alzheimer's activist Maria Shriver with the Silver Lining Award. Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease — nearly two-thirds of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's are women. From the work that we have done with the Alzheimer's Association, we know that examining this connection is going to be important as we continue to work towards effective treatments and a cure. Maria shares our perspective that accelerating research is critical, and that is evident in her longstanding commitment to raising awareness and encouraging funding for science. You can read more about the luncheon and find links to videos from the event below.

Thank you all again for your outstanding support and generosity, which allows us to fund this important research and bring us one step closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease. Together, we will Part the Cloud!

Mikey Hoag and the Part the Cloud Steering Committee

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Part the Cloud Luncheon

The 2017 Part the Cloud Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 1 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club and raised over $800,000 to fund Alzheimer's research.

In addition to honoring Maria Shriver, the event featured remarks from Roberta Brinton, Ph.D., Director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science and Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. See videos from the event.
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Additional PTC Grant Recipient Updates

  • 2016 PTC Challenge Awardee, Dr. Huntington Potter at University of Colorado, Denver, was recognized for potential of his funded clinical trial testing leukine in Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.
  • 2015 PTC Awardee Dr. Whitney Wharton from Emory University in Atlanta, was interviewed in an article on importance of healthy blood pressure and brain health. Learn more.
  • 2013 PTC Awardee Dr. Keith Vossel from University of California San Francisco, was interviewed for a story on the potential links between epilepsy and Alzheimer's age of onset and disease progression. ¬†Learn more.
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