Richard Sharp passed away the evening of June 24th in 2014 from Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of Alzheimer’s Disease. He fought nobly to help find a cure for future generations. In Rick’s honor his wife, Sherry and family continue to support research to find a cure for this dreadful disease.
“I am committed to fighting Alzheimer’s Disease at any opportunity possible with both my time and resources. Alzheimer’s is relentless, but so am I! I will not give up until either a cure is found or I die trying.”
A New Drug for Alzheimer’s
For too long, living with Alzheimer’s hinged on treatments that alleviated the symptoms of the disease. On Monday, the FDA conditionally approved a new Biogen drug that actually fights the disease. Our colleagues at the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund posted a more scientific explanation of the drug and some perspective on the efficacy.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most recognized form of dementia and affects almost 6 million Americans. Many live with the disease for as long as 20 years before they are diagnosed. There is no cure.
Rick was a friend, father, husband, dynamic business leader, and philanthropist. He was the former CEO of Circuit City, a founder of CarMax, and more. In 2014 he lost his life to Alzheimer’s.
WAYS TO GIVE
Research to end this disease costs time and money. We’ve been able to donate millions in our quest. Your donations and participation can help speed our race to a cure. Find out more by clicking below.