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Invest in Making a Difference

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Audio: Opening music.

Text: Invest in Making a Difference

Text: Eric M. Reiman, MD

Executive Director of Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Co-leader of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative

Image: Eric M. Reiman, MD, on-camera

Audio: "My opinion, the stakes couldn't be higher when it comes to the scientific fight against Alzheimer's disease, but neither could be the opportunity. And we're in privileged situation to try to address those needs."

Text: Pierre N. Tariot, MD

Director of Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Co-leader of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative

Image: Pierre N. Tariot, MD, on-camera

Audio: "The folks who helped jump start the Banner Alzheimer's Institute included some very successful business people who sat down with us and said, "Convince us personally that this is the most ambitious plan you can come up with. If you pull any punches, we're not interested."

Text: Jessica Langbaum, PhD

Alzheimer's Researcher

Image: Jessica Langbaum, on-camera

Audio: "Before we're able to get federal grant funding and industry support, it's those philanthropists that have really taken a chance on us and allowed us to do really novel, great, ground breaking things."

Image: Eric M. Reiman, MD, on-camera

Audio: "There is this portfolio of promising investigational treatments that might strike at Alzheimer's disease at its heart and, if started early enough, could be a home run. We believe we're entering a time right now where we'll have enough safety and tolerability data on the first half-dozen or so anti-amyloid medication or immunization therapies to start the first prevention trial as soon as late 2012."

Text: Peggy Federico

BAI Board Member

Image: Peggy Federico, on-camera

Audio: "I feel we're getting so close to finding treatment, not only to delay the onset, but to prevent and it's exciting, all the work that they're doing here at Banner. So we need awareness and we need money."

Text: Gene D'Adamo

BAI Board Member, Caregiver

Image: Gene D'Adamo, on-camera

Audio: "You need raise money for research because that's going to be the future, but you can't ignore what's happening now -- the outreach and the research and clinical trials. As a board member you see where that all comes together and that's important."

Image: Eric M. Reiman, MD, on-camera

Audio: "We think there's an opportunity have the kind of investment -- to have the right kind of people and the right kind of tools to make a transformational difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease."

Image: Gene D'Adamo, on-camera

Audio: "As someone who is personally affected by the disease, with my father, I am glad that there's a Banner in this community and in this country because that's what we need."

Text: Invest in making a difference.

To make a gift, click on "Ways to Give."

Text: Banner Alzheimer's Institute