DIMENSIONS Spring 2004

Petite Wine Auction

The Friends of Alzheimer’s Research are happy to report that they set another record this year by raising over $140,000 at the 11th Annual Petite Wine Auction, held on Nov. 6, 2003. The enthusiasm that filled the Harbor Club Bellevue resulted in fast and furious bidding, as guests enjoyed delectable cuisine and exquisite wines donated by local wineries.

Funds raised at this event go directly to the vital research and educational programs aimed at finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. A portion of the proceeds from the 2003 Wine Auction will be used to support the Alzheimer’s disease research of Dr. Parvoneh Poorkaj-Navas. Dr. Poorkaj-Navas, research assistant professor in the UW Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will be studying the gene Tau to evaluate its impact on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease processes, and to determine ways of regulating it.

Save the Date: Nov. 4, 2004

The 12th Annual UW Friends of Alzheimer’s Research Petite Wine Auction will be held at the Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash.

If you share UW Medicine’s commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, and if you enjoy good wine, you are warmly encouraged to attend. If you would like to receive an invitation to this event or more information about the UW Friends of Alzheimer’s Research, contact Jennifer Hazelbrook, UW Medicine Development, at 206-543-8205 or meddev@u.washington.edu.

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