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What factors increase someone’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease? A Q&A with Dr. Joseph C. Masdeu

At Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Joe Masdeu directs the Nantz National Alzheimer Center, a world-renowned center that treats thousands of patients each year. He’s passionate about treating diseases of the brain, and is continually inspired by his patients. We sat down with Dr. Masdeu to ask him some of your most pressing questions about Alzheimer’s disease and its prospective cure.

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Scrambled from the Start

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia Friday, September 30, 2022 The final installment of the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Hardpoint 2022 season came to a close in eerily familiar fashion. As the concluding leg in a series that has been defined by lurches and starts, the race […]

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A Humble Homecoming

IMSA Michelin Pilot ChallengeVIRginia International RacewayAlton, VirginiaSaturday, August 27, 2022 Coming off their most successful finish of the season at Road America, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Hardpoint team rolled onto the familiar turf of VIRginia International Raceway hoping to build on their momentum. For the Hardpoint crew, the penultimate race […]

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From the Track to the Arts

The Racing to End Alzheimer’s team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who’ve come together to pursue success on the racetrack. While an IMSA championship is the ultimate goal, we love to see members of our team doing amazing things off the track as well. This week, we’d […]

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Rite of Passage at Road America

IMSA Michelin Pilot ChallengeRoad America 240Elkhart Lake, WisconsinSaturday, August 6, 2022 With a few difficult weeks behind them, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Hardpoint team made its way to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for a potential reset in the form of good old-fashioned endurance racing. Four-hour races like this weekend’s event at […]

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Take a lap around Lime Rock

Lime Rock Park is Nick Galante’s home track. Our lead driver originally hailed from Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Lime Rock is familiar territory. When Nick’s not driving for us, he spends much of his time teaching would-be race car drivers how to handle all the twists, turns and straightaways. So he […]

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Nick Galante on 106.5 The Buzz!

Wisconsin’s Rock DJ Otto Man of 106.5 The Buzz invited our driver Nick Galante to an interview to talk about handling the turns at Road America, GS vs. TCR racing, and of course Racing to End Alzheimer’s. Take a listen! If you enjoyed this, please share this page on social […]

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A Cautionary Tale: 2

IMSA Michelin Pilot ChallengeLime Rock ParkLakeville, CTSaturday, July 16, 2022 After a decent showing north of the border, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Hardpoint team returned stateside for the next leg of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. The race, like many others this season, put […]

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Canadian Comeback

IMSA Michelin Pilot ChallengeCanadian Tire Motorsport ParkBowmanville, OntarioSaturday, July 2, 2022 After a difficult weekend at Watkins Glen, NY, the Racing to End Alzheimer’s/Hardpoint team hoped a change of scenery would set them back on track in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. Luckily, for the first time since 2019, the Canadian […]

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A Porsche Experience!

It was a wild ride on the track at the Porsche Experience Center | Los Angeles, one of only two such places in the nation, where some of our donors and their guests came to celebrate Racing to End Alzheimer’s. The featured event was a demonstration ride in a brand […]

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18 to Remember

18 to RememberProAm LPGA Golf TournamentApril 25, 2022Palos Verdes Golf Club With the IMSA season in full swing, much of the Racing to End Alzheimer’s Foundation’s focus has been on motorsports. But on April 25th, Founder Phil Frengs and his crew turned their attention to a different kind of driving…and […]

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How to Navigate an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and the most common form of dementia, with the CDC detailing that 5.8 million Americans are diagnosed with the condition. Living with Alzheimer’s, and caring for those with the disease, is very difficult and stressful, especially if you are ill-prepared. It is important to stay well-informed of […]

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Funding the Care AND Funding the Cure

In the race to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s, we are focused on funding the care AND funding the cure, which is why we contribute to both UCLA and the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist respectively. Houston Methodist was one of the clinical trial sites for aducanumab, the […]

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The Journey Begins

We are underway! Starting today at Daytona International Speedway, our team, led by our founder Phil Frengs and lead driver, Nick Galante, is driving across the country on a 4,000 mile road trip to fund Alzheimer’s care and research:   Please join us by making a $250 donation today. Our […]

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My Champion: My Dad, Edward Johnston

My Champion: My Dad, Edward Johnston by Meredith Johnston The Johnston Family of Glen Ellyn, Illinois is on intimate terms with Alzheimer’s. “My mom is the 4th generation in her family to have the disease.” says Meredith Johnston. “We’ve been dealing with her slow descent for more than 10 years.” […]

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Unforeseen Challenges

Road America Saturday August 3, 2019 Elkhart Lake, WI From start to finish, there was nothing even remotely predictable about the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Road America on the first weekend in August. Out of the blue The weather during practice and qualifying sessions was ideal, with no […]