610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Belfer Foundation Gives $25Million For Alzheimer’s Work

View Comments
(credit: Getty Images)

(credit: Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-Wtt6-10s Go Tailgating

136535896All Updated Adrian Peterson Information

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Are You Still Single?...Maybe It's You!

77820352_8JJ Watt Becomes 'Simpsonized'

77820352_810 Worst Ways To Breakup With A Woman

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (AP) — The Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Family Foundation has donated $25 million for research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The funding was announced Monday by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The school will share the money with the Baylor College of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The donation will be used to create the Neurodegeneration Consortium. The gift requires the consortium partners to raise $25 million in matching funds by Jan. 1, 2016.

Organizers have already raised $6.5 million.

The Belfer Family Foundation is based in New York City.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,029 other followers