Forefront Healthy Brain Research Project
When my mum, Dr Christine Shaw, graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney, she was only 22 - the youngest female doctor in Sydney. Mum was a living saint, adored by her family and friends. Tragically, we lost mum in 2014, after a decade long battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, her beautiful mind stolen.
The World Health Organisation estimates brain disease is the leading contributor to the global health burden, measured by the years of healthy life that are lost to disability and death. The economic costs of brain disorders are correspondingly large. And despite positive progress, we still have no cure for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Prevention is our only hope.
The University of Sydney’s Forefront Healthy Brain Ageing Research Group at the Brain and Mind Centre is focused on preventing or slowing the rate of cognitive decline of people. It is a critical research program. So, this year I turn 50, and rather than celebrating I hope to raise $50,000 to assist the Forefront Project in continuing its profoundly important work, so you and your family can mitigate the risk of life destroying brain disease.
Please give generously, 100% of the money goes directly to the Forefront Program (and donations over $2 are tax deductible).
Paul Shaw (BEc 1992)
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