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Petite Wine Auction

The 12th annual Friends of Alzheimerís Petite Wine Auction will be held Nov. 4, 2004 at Overlake Golf and Country Club.†Last yearís auction set another record by raising more than $140,000 to support research into the causes and cures of Alzheimerís disease at the UW Alzheimerís Disease Research Center (ADRC). Proceeds have been used to purchase research equipment not covered by grants and to establish research awards for faculty members.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2003 Wine Auction was used to support the Alzheimerís disease research of Dr. Parvoneh Poorkaj-Navas. Dr. Poorkaj-Navas, research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will be studying the gene Tau to evaluate its impact on Alzheimerís and other neurodegenerative disease processes, and to determine ways of regulating it.

The 2004 Wine Auction promises to be the most successful auction yet, and proceeds will be used to initiate funding of the Friends of Alzheimerís Research Endowed Professorship. All who share UW Medicineís commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimerís, and all who enjoy good wine, are warmly encouraged to attend. Guests will enjoy wonderful wine and fabulous cuisine as they bid on silent and live auction items, including local, national, and international wines. Also up for auction are dinners, unique vacations, and gourmet gift baskets. A special wine will be labeled exclusively for the event.

If you would like to receive an invitation to this event or more information about the UW Friends of Alzheimerís Research, contact Jennifer Hazelbrook, UW Medicine Development, at (206) 543-8205 or meddev@u.washington.edu. Tickets are $100 per person.

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