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The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is an Internet-driven, grassroots, totally volunteer effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. Founded by Ami Simms in January 2006 because her mother has Alzheimer’s disease. All profit is donated to Alzheimer’s research. Since the AAQI began they have raised more than $285,000 for Alzheimer’s research. 

The first research grant of $10.000 has been awarded. It went to the University of Pittsburgh for a study on brain cholesterol and how it may affect
Alzheimer’s. It was given in honor of Ami’s mother. Here’s the news release: _http://www.alzquilts.org/newsreleases.html_

The monthly on-line silent auction is in full swing with more than $1,800 in bids. See the quilts: _http://www.alzquilts.org/quiltauction.html_

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