Gala Concert – The Foundation for Alzheimer Research
September 18, 2011 – Groot -Bijgaarden
Out of sympathy for the Foundation for Alzheimer Research and the invaluable work that they accomplish, Mr. Toots Thielemans decided some years ago to become the ‘godfather’ of this foundation.
Such initiatives, by which money is raised for fundamental research, are very close to his heart. Due to the aging of the population and the associated increase in dementia, Alzheimer is becoming a global problem. The Foundation for Alzheimer Research tries to raise as much as possible funds so that they can give the scientists the opportunity to continue their research.
Since 1998 the Foundation for Alzheimer Research was able to finance 65 important projects of research and this for an amount exceeding 4.100.000 EUR.
Toots Thielemans is very pleased that he, being the ‘godfather’ of the foundation, can draw the attention to this important work and thus can contribute a little help so that the research on Alzheimer disease may continue unabated.
For more information : http://alzh.org
Dr. Christine Van Broeckhoven (Ph.D., D.Sc. Scientific Director of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and chair of the Scientific Advisory Broad of the Foundation) together with Toots Thielemans