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Senator Rockefeller, Honored in Fight Against Alzheimer's

Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Alzheimer’s disease takes its toll on thousands of American families every year. It is something that many of us face and one particular person was  honored today for their work on the issue.

The West Virginia Alzheimer’s Association held their annual luncheon titled, “Thanks for the Memories” where they recognized those who fight to find a cure for the disease. In attendance was Senator Jay Rockefeller, co-founder of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute.

When the luncheon entered its first year, Rockefeller received the inaugural award named in his honor for his commitment to advancing research into Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the brain. Along with his family, Senator Rockefeller founded the BRNI in Morgantown in 1999, to honor his late mother, who passed away after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

You can find out more information about the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute at their website,