March 24, 2010
The Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders, or UCI MIND, and its group for graduate students interested in neurological disorders, ReMIND, has received a $12,000 donation from Betty’s Foundation, formed by five relatives in their late 20s and early 30s to honor their grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease. The relatives, two of whom live in Trabuco Canyon, raised the money through garage sales, a jewelry party and a band night last fall. The donors felt contributing to research was the best way to honor their grandmother, Betty. Their gift will be used both for research in UCI MIND director Frank LaFerla’s lab and to support ReMIND, which is run by graduate students Melissa Strong, Maya Koike, Kara Neely and Emily Mitchell.