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Mar 16, 2015, 15:22 ET

BrightFocus Foundation Announces $11 Million for Research on Alzheimer's and Vision Diseases

 BrightFocus Foundation today announced $11 million in new research grant awards, a record amount for the non-profit in its efforts to cure...

Jan 29, 2015, 13:00 ET

New PSA Campaign Promotes Better Eye Health

Targeting the growing rates of glaucoma and macular degeneration, the BrightFocus Foundation today launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA)...

Jul 11, 2014, 10:00 ET

BrightFocus Foundation Announces 55 New Grant Recipients for Alzheimer's and Vision Disease Research

BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of...

May 21, 2014, 13:30 ET
Western Kentucky University fraternity brothers bike across America to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer's research. (PRNewsFoto/BrightFocus Foundation)

College Students to Bike Cross Country to Help End Alzheimer's

 On May 24, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University will leave from Oceanside, CA on a coast-to-coast bike...

Jul 10, 2013, 09:00 ET

BrightFocus Foundation Announces $7.2 Million in New Grants For Alzheimer's and Vision Disease Research

 BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds innovative, early-stage research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of...

Jun 17, 2013, 11:27 ET
BrightFocus Foundation logo.  (PRNewsFoto/BrightFocus Foundation)

Research Goals in National Alzheimer's Plan Require More Funding from Congress

We commend the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for updating the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, released today. The...

Feb 13, 2013, 08:30 ET

BrightFocus Foundation Introduces Inspiring New Public Service Campaign "Now Is the Moment to End Alzheimer's Disease"

 Families who have lived with Alzheimer's disease share their personal stories and proclaim "Now Is the Moment" to end this life-shattering...

Jan 31, 2013, 08:35 ET

Marking Its 40-Year Anniversary, American Health Assistance Foundation Announces Name Change to BrightFocus Foundation to Better Reflect Its Mission to Save Mind and Sight

 Marking its 40th anniversary year, the nonprofit American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) announced today that it has changed its name to...

Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET

Leading Alzheimer's and Vision Researchers Warn of "Brain Drain" as Scientists Struggle to Find Funding

 BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research worldwide to save sight and mind, today released the results of a survey...