March 15, 2010 6:00 p.m.
The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or UCI
MIND, and its group for graduate students interested in neurological
disorders, ReMIND, have received a $12,000 donation from Betty's
Foundation, formed by five family members 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. Their gift
will be used for research in UCI MIND director Frank LaFerla's lab and
to fund ReMIND. "They looked into research institutes in Southern
California and chose to support our program," says Linda Scheck,
community relations director for UCI MIND. ReMIND is run by graduate
students Melissa Strong, Maya Koike, Kara Neely and Emily Mitchell
(pictured from left to right).
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