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Fremont group donates $60,000 to support Alzheimer's research

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Posted at 11:56 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 13:00:29-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Fremont Area Alzheimer's Collaboration (FAAC) has donated a $60,000 pilot grant to go toward Alzheimer's disease research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The donation marks the sixth grant the FAAC has donated to UNMC since 2014.

The group's total contribution is now more than $215,000.

Marv Welstead, a 98-year old Fremont man who lost his wife to Alzheimers in 2009, is honorary chairman of the FAAC. The latest grant will support UNMC's research in two areas - developing screening biomarkers and exploring novel treatment approaches.