WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cure Alzheimer's Fund announced that Beta Chi, a national service sorority, has donated $42,000 to the non-profit for Alzheimer's disease research.
Beta Chi was founded in 1918 to promote the feeling of love and fellowship among its members and extend aid and general welfare. The group, which has chapters around the country, is comprised of 100 members. For two years, leading up to their national convention held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the members of the sorority held several fundraisers to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease and the need for additional funding for research.
"The work that Beta Chi does on behalf of many organizations is so valuable and very generous. We are thankful to the members of Beta Chi for the efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's disease research," said Tim Armour, President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer's Fund. "Their two-year initiative helped to raise much-needed funds while promoting awareness of this debilitating disease, which effects over 5 million people in the United States alone."
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer's disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer's Fund has contributed over $45 million to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs – including the groundbreaking "Alzheimer's in a Dish" study. Cure Alzheimer's Fund has received a perfect score of 100 percent from Charity Navigator and a four star rating from the organization five years in a row. With 100 percent of funds raised going directly to research, Cure Alzheimer's Fund has been able to support some of the best scientific minds in the field. For more information, please visit Cure Alzheimer's Fund at www.curealz.org.