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National Endowment for Alzheimer's Research

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Medical Research

Mission: Our mission is to investigate the underlying causes of Alzheimer's and to develop rapid clinical interventions both for Alzheimer's and other brain disorders. A secondary mission is to promote public awareness and education with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and to encourage the involvement of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government in finding a cure.

Results: NEAR is the only non-profit organization in the world to concentrate on developing gene transfer as a method of both modeling this disorder in the laboratory, as well as treating it in the clinic. By looking at the manner in which genes interact in Alzheimer's patients and also in unaffected people, we believe that new drug development and gene therapy will bring new cures and new hope for those suffering from Alzheimer's.

Target demographics: fight Alzheimer's disease

Direct beneficiaries per year: many people suffering with Alzheimer's disease

Geographic areas served: all states

Programs: research grants, informational sessions, and other support for Alzheimer's patients and their families.

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Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Donate to NEAR, because the cure for Alzheimer's is NEAR!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My relative with Alzheimer's was told by her doctors that there is no hope. But NEAR is working on drug and gene therapies for the future, to keep hope alive.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but good things to say about the caring, compassionate people at NEAR, who comforted me in my darkest hour of need.

Donor

Rating: 5

NEAR rocks...it is totally awesome and I am a loyal donor. I'm excited to do my part to ensure that their work will continue for many years in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My relative who got Alzheimer's is grateful for the hard work that NEAR has put into developing new gene therapies which some day will be a cure for her and many others. Thank you so much for your valuable work. You are truly saving lives and making a difference.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For me, the key in becoming involved in an organization is my sense of how they will help to change the world. In my opinion, this is one of the truly world-changing organizations and I am 100% behind NEAR in its mission to cure Alzheimer's by 2020.

Donor

Rating: 5

I give to NEAR because I really care about Alzheimer's.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NEAR is the world leader in gene therapy for Alzheimer's. Our generous donations of time and money will contribute toward a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I give proudly to NEAR because they are stewards of my donations and leaders in creating new treatment realities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NEAR is an awesome organization, and I am proud to be a participant.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My donation to NEAR is in memory of the millions of victims of Alzheimer's.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unique approaches, highly motivated and creative physician-scientists, friendly staff.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NEAR is taking a novel approach to Alzheimer's, and one strength is the ability to "think outside the box."

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The behind-the-scenes work at NEAR is extremely exciting. This group is going to cure Alzheimer's. I am proud to be a member of the scientific advisory board.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They answered all my questions about my relative with Alzheimer's and really seemed to care.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Top flight individuals, great work, I'm proud to contribute.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated because the mission is critical and the organization is solid.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is the best Alzheimer's non-profit in my view, the one which will find a cure.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an expert on Alzheimer's and related conditions, I can state emphatically that NEAR is at the cutting edge!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be affiliated with the National Endowment for Alzheimer's Research, one of the leading organizations for innovative Alzheimer's research, and the only one in the world with a plan to cure Alzheimer's with gene therapy approaches.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am both a volunteer and a financial donor to the National Endowment for Alheimers Research(NEAR).
From first-hand experience, I became aware of their dedication, knowledge and innovative research. I know that my volunteer time and my financial donations will bring us one step closer to finding a cure for this dreaded disease.
J.E.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent group with an important mission. I would recommend to anyone that they volunteer or donate to NEAR.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated and I know that the money is well-spent, this is a first rate organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this group for a number of years, and I have been extremely impressed with the motivation, intelligence, and commitment of the staff and researchers, in finding a cure for Alzheimer's and working with actual patients. Based on my knowledge of the current state of their research, they have made major discoveries in 2013 and there are clinical interventions which will be announced soon. If you are looking for a high-impact organization with a reach that goes far beyond its size, this is the one to watch. The people are amazing, and in my opinion people are the bedrock of any organization. I cannot state strongly enough that this is the team that is going to vanquish Alzheimer's.