Inspirational women who have
dedicated their lives, work and philanthropy
to support the mission to end
Joan Antico, Fatima Baptista-Palais, Leslie Brown, Kathryn Civardi, Sandra Cook, Erica DeFrancesco, Patrice Domenie, Susan Doyle,
Cheryl Ferrara, Cheryl Gagne, Linda Gans, Geri Genovese, Terry Hornikel, Florence Johnson, Lucinda Johnson, Karen Kuhl,
Elizabeth Nargi, Elizabeth O’Dwyer, Jessica Oliveira Faulk, Rebecca Sears, Debbie Shulansky, Mary Sue Teplitz, Barbara Zaccagnini
Every 65 seconds a brain develops Alzheimer's and two thirds of them belong to women- that’s more than 3.2 million women. And more than 60% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's and dementia are women, with many having to reduce their own workload or even drop out of the workforce altogether to care for loved ones.
Women are at the epicenter of this crisis and will be the driver in the solution. The experience of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is that things get done when women collaborate and put their amazing brains to work. That is why we gathered a collective group of empowered women to launch the first “Champions in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s Women’s Campaign.”
Meet these inspirational women who have made a commitment to make Alzheimer’s a priority in their lives, work and philanthropy moving us closer to a world without Alzheimer’s.
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015