Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

How YOU Help Future Researchers

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Ian MacDonald - 2010 Phyllis Horton Bursary winner

As YOU the fundraiser are planning your event in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, YOU may wonder how the funds YOU raised are used.

One answer to that question is research.

As your events comes to a successful end, the money that YOU have raised goes towards research – or more specifically researchers of tomorrow. Through your event YOU help fund the Phyllis Horton Bursary. This annual bursary is awarded to a student in Nova Scotia who has a prominent interest in researching Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

In 2010 Ian Macdonald was the recipient of the Phyllis Horton Bursary for his work and interest in Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. He then acted as a guest speaker talking about his research at the 2011 Research Breakfast in Halifax.

Currently, Ian is a PhD student in Anatomy and Neurobiology at Dalhousie University. He has presented his work internationally and has received support from the Canadian Institutes of Health and Research, Natural Sciences, and Engineering Research Council and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.

Though he has already accomplished so much, Ian is a promising future leader in research.

As the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia helps to encourage those future researchers YOU enable their potential in making ground breaking discoveries of how we understand, treat, prevent or even cure dementias.

So if you’re thinking about becoming a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia remember how YOU can make a difference to those who face a diagnosis in Alzheimer’s disease or dementias.

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