Alzheimer's Matters Blog

Join the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

October 6, 2014

Category: Supporter Stories

Leonard A. Lauder


My brother, Ronald, and I co-founded the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) with one objective: to conquer this disease in our lifetimes.

That’s why we focus on drug discovery and development. And in the last 10 years, the ADDF has made incredible progress, funding 450 unique drug discovery programs led by the best and brightest scientists in the world.

A small example of what we do: This year, an ADDF-funded researcher identified a drug that improved memory in preclinical studies and reduced blood clots in the brain. That drug is now being refined so that it can be tested in humans.

Your support will help to make the next scientific breakthrough possible. I really don’t like to hold out my hat, but I hope you’ll consider donating as little as $50 to support this extremely important research.


Leonard A. Lauder is Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the ADDF, and Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.