The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Tracy and Pat Ference

Both Managing Partner Pat Ference and his wife, Tracy, have cared for – and continue to care for – family members who are struggling with Alzheimer’s. The couple supports this organization through participating in fund raisers and volunteering in their community.