Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation

  • Providence, RI
  • www.alzCURE.org

Mission Statement

Focused 100% on the cure for Alzheimer's, the mission of the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation is to dramatically accelerate the cure for Alzheimer's disease by employing a unique, groundbreaking concept never before attempted in medical history. Our goal is to raise and award a $20 million dollar cash prize that will serve as the "Gold Medal" for the scientist(s) who discover the cure for this devastating disease. Cash prizes have been very successful and contributed to the rapid development of other areas in the past, such as aviation and space. More recently, a $10 million dollar cash prize was awarded when SpaceShipOne flew into suborbit. To our knowledge, we are the first to employ a major cash prize incentive in the area of medicine and our organization is making medical history world-wide. We believe that this competition will be a major driving force towards the cure. In addition, we support education through our Alzheimer's Scholarship Challenge and create public awareness through participation in health expos, speaking engagements as well as through our award-winning TV program, "A Tribute to Memories... The Race for the CURE!" that won the RI PEG award in 2009 in the "Best Health" category.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Alzheimer's Scholarship Challenge, a Youth Leadership Program.

service areas

International

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ruling year

2006

chief executive for fy 2005

Ms. Effie Marie Lascarides

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Keywords

Alzheimer's, cure, Alzheimer's cure, cure for Alzheimer's, prize, Alzheimer's prize, Alzheimer's disease, eradicate Alzheimer's, treatment for Alzheimer's, reverse Alzheimer's, accelerate the cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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EIN

20-2550998

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alzheimer's (G83)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

A cure for Alzheimer's will not only cure virtually all types of dementia (most patients of other dementias take the same medicine as Alzheimer's patients), but will also open the door wide towards a cure for so many other neurodegenerative diseases and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's, Autism (some doctors refer to Autism as "children's Alzheimer's"), stroke-related brain disorders and so many other diseases. This one cure will revolutionize medicine as we know it today and change the course of medical history. We definte "cure" as any method that will completely stop the progression of the disease and reverse at least 50% of the damage already incurred by any given patient.

Programs

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Program 1

We received our 501 (c) (3) in January of 2006 and have a web presence as of approximately the end of April. Our organization is evolving. We are now doing business as the Alzheimer's Prize Foundation for the Cure, Inc. so as to avoid the impression that this is a privately funded organization. It is not. We need your contributions to make the dream of an Alzheimer's-Free world a reality.

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Program 2

Alzheimer's Scholarship Challenge, a Youth Leadership Program.

We work closely with high school and college students to help them further develop their PR, Marketing, Event Planning and Fundraising skills. They, in turn, plan events for us. The money raised is distributed as follows: 70% goes towards the Alzheimer's Prize, 25% goes towards our educational programs and community outreach (creating public awareness program) and 5% goes back to each participating student as their "scholarship" from the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc. Students can participate in this program either as interns (and receive academic credit for it) or as volunteers.

Category

Youth Development

Budget

$2,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

International

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Funding Needs

To date, many people confuse us with "other" non-profit organizations in the area of Alzheimer's. A common misconception is that we receive funds from another organization at the "National" level, which could not be further from the truth. This has negatively impacted donations coming into the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation. Only donations made directly to us benefit our mission and vision of an Alzheimer's-free world. We also need funding from corporate and private foundations in order to be able to expand and create more programs as well as be in the position to cover certain expenses that will allow us that expansion.

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Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Effie Marie Lascarides

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"As Founder/President/CEO of the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, I want to extend an invitation to all you to join forces with us so together we can conquer Alzheimer's disease. I founded the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc., on March 23rd, 2005, not with the money of a wealthy donor, but using my own, limited funds, with only one hope in my heart: to dramatically accelerate the cure for Alzheimer's so that my Dad might benefit from such a cure in his lifetime. The sacrifices that have been made - personal and financial - are too numerous to even begin to list here. Unfortunately, my Dad lost his battle on Oct. 2nd, 2008, but from above he continues to be my personal driving force and the driving force behind the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation. Please help us so that the 5.5 million Americans and the millions more around the world might live to see the day of the cure. Only through your generosity and contributions will that be possible. Remember: no one is exempt from Alzheimer's disease. Don't just shudder at the word "Alzheimer's", join us!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Effie Marie Lascarides Ms.

Founder/President/CEO

Term: Mar 2005 -

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