Thursday, January 20, 2011

The New Nantz Alzheimer's Research Center

Yesterday we mentioned the impact a famous family has had on Alzheimer's awareness. Today, we wanted to highlight another media celebrity with a personal connection to the disease whose generosity is winning accolades from even his arch rivals.

Longtime CBS announcer Jim Nantz has opened The Nantz National Alzheimer's Research Center in Houston in honor of his father, who died of Alzheimer's complications in 2008. The new center will develop awareness and resources to not only battle Alzheimer's but other neurological trauma of all kinds. Here's what the folks at competitor NBC said of the broadcaster's contributions to the illness that continues to claim so many:

In the age where ultra, mega bazillionaires are giving away their money hand over fist, philanthropy on this scale can sometimes be lost in the fray. Jim Nantz does not have Zuckerberg-like wealth, but he does have enough to commit to a health cause which not only impacted his life, but is projected to impact millions more in the years to come.

Let us add our appreciation for Jim's efforts to help all who are or will struggle with memory-impairment illnesses.