Professionals Network

ADDF Professionals is a growing community of individuals from diverse industries who strongly believe that together, we can do something now to conquer Alzheimer’s disease – one of the greatest global health challenges of our time. We believe we have a voice and an obligation to take action that will give hope to future generations.

The Professionals aim to:
Channel expressed interest from the professional community into mutually beneficial and engaging educational and fundraising activities.
Serve as ambassadors, raising the ADDF’s profile and awareness of its mission among new constituencies.
Align with representatives from various industries who could potentially introduce new partnership opportunities to the ADDF.
Raise much-needed funding for the ADDF to increase its ability to invest in promising research.

2012 “Fund a Scientist” Challenge
In 2012, the Professionals launched the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Crowdrise Challenge to raise funds for the ADDF’s preclinical program.

The $100,000 fundraising goal of the Challenge was set to fund Dr. Lawrence Wennogle’s project at the NYC-based biotechnology company, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. Intra-Cellular has discovered distinct small molecular weight compounds that have been shown to lower beta-amyloid levels. Additional proceeds will benefit other promising preclinical programs like Dr. Wennogle’s.

Join the Professionals
To join or learn more about the Professionals, please call (212) 901-8000.