In 2013, our third year running the Cape Relay, our group grew to 72 participants and Project Remind was proud to donate a $50,000 gift to Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to support FTD research. The organization raised the funds through its Team Project ReMind race, a two-day road race covering 1,140 miles. Seventy-two runners participated in the May 3 and 4 event to raise awareness and funds for FTD research. Check out the 2013 post-race video.
The funds raised during our 2013 FTD charity campaign will support the FTD research of BWH physicians Dennis Selkoe, MD, and Scott Michael McGinnis, MD. Their ultimate goal is to move the field toward more effective clinical trials, bringing treatments to patients who currently lack options.
Dr. Selkoe is the Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology at BWH, as well as the Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School. He has devoted his career to the use of molecular approaches to study Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and related basic biological questions.
Dr. McGinnis is a staff neurologist at BWH and Massachusetts General Hospitals. His clinical and research focus is on improving diagnostic and treatment methods in neurodegenerative dementias, with a specific interest in clinical-pathological correlations in frontotemporal dementias and atypical, non-memory presentations of Alzheimer disease.
In 2014, members of Team Project ReMind visited the Center for Neurologic Diseases to see the hard work Dr. Selkoe and Dr. McGinnis are doing to make breakthroughs with this horrific disease. You can see some pictures of the visit on A Coastal Point of View.
Last year, life got in the way and we weren't able to put the time and effort required to really knock the socks off our 2014 FTD charity campaign so our running shoes and our neon outfits sat dormant in our closets.
We're back in 2015 looking to grow once more!