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U of L hosting brain awareness event

March 4, 2019

Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17) is an annual occasion to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

“Brain diseases and brain health represent some of the most costly and important problems affecting Canada society," says Dr. Robert Sutherland, director of CCBN.

"Brain conditions now cost us more than cancer and heart diseases combined and this cost will triple in our generation,” he adds.

The week will create opportunities for the community to see what is being done on some of today’s biggest health-care challenges. Participants will learn how support of ongoing brain research activities can have a positive effect on the future health of our society.   

Tickets for the keynote speaker are $5 each, and are available at go.uleth.ca/bawkeynote2019, the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre and the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and North West Territories. Proceeds will be directed to the University of Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Disease Catalyst Fund.