WISP Leads by Example



Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, announced in April that its $40 million goal for the campaign, begun in 2011, has been reached.

Women Inspiring Scientific Progress (WISP) recently hosted an evening with Greg O’Brien, in partnership with Northern Trust and the Literary Society of the Valley. Greg O’Brien is the author of On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, which offers a first-person perspective on this disease.

With more than 50 WISP members and guests in attendance, O’Brien spoke candidly about his diagnosis of early on-set Alzheimer’s, his personal experience with the disease and the impact it has had on him and his family.

The Literary Society of the Valley recorded one of O’Brien’s presentations. You can access the video at https://vimeo.com/154886377, password: Pluto.

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