The Lions McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Project is a project adopted by Lions in Australia at the national convention in Tamworth 2014. The project will provide support to The McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Inc ABN: 34 575 647 667
The McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation was established as not-for-profit Organisation in 2001 to enhance medical research into Alzheimer’s Disease in Western Australia. The Foundation provides significant support to the research of internationally acclaimed pioneer
researcher Professor Ralph Martins AO and his team. His leading edge research aims to increase the understanding of the pathology of the disease, develop an early diagnosis and identify treatments aimed at deferring, slowing, and preventing the development of the disease.
The Lions Clubs within Western Australia have been closely associated with the Foundation for the past eight years in order to assist in the raising of funds and to promote the awareness of the disease to members of the Lions Family and to the General Public.
The Foundation is now working outside Western Australia, joining forces with Anglican Retirement Villages in Sydney to establish The McCusker KARVIAH Research Centre. Other research projects are being undertaken for the Foundation in South Australia and Tasmania