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Hadassah Associates

Who are Hadassah Associates?

Hadassah Associates are men enrolled as affiliates of Hadassah, who for over 50 years have lent their support to the organization by advancing medical research, healing and education. They have raised millions of dollars for projects including stem cell research, gene therapy, cardiac surgical suite, the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower medicine room and double patient room and for the recent Men’s Health Initiative focusing on Cardiology, Prostate Cancer and Lung Cancer. We are proud to introduce our new Associates initiative for 2017 and beyond, focusing on research into the causes of and cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, which affects 1 in 20 adults between the ages of 65-85.

Men's Health Initiative

Associates have raised millions of dollars for medical research and patient care, including $2 million in funding for stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel. With Alzheimer’s being the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Associates are brining awareness to the deadly disease that currently has no cure, as their focus for 2017 and beyond. The treatments and research available can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life.


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Associates' Mission

Jerusalem & the Spectacular South! Participants saw a land of hidden gems, many treasures — from inspiring frontier communities to innovative scientific advances and majestic desert beauty and enjoyed an in-depth visit to Jerusalem.

The October 15 - 27, 2017 mission was led by Fred Safer & Sherryl Kaufman.

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Become an Associate

Join our fellowship of over 33,000 men who support Hadassah’s lifesaving work. Support our practical approach to Zionism—making lives better here, in Israel and around the world.

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June 2018 Update

Celebrating Jewish survival and generating Jewish Exceptionalism throughout the ages.

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MEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE - 2017 and beyond

Alzheimer's Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. One of the most costly diseases in the developed world, last year, Alzheimer’s drained some $200 billion from the United States economy and was the sixth leading cause of death in the country.

First identified more than a century ago by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, this devastating illness already affects one in every 20 people aged 65 to 85, and almost half of those older than 95—some 24,300,000 people worldwide. Hadassah Medical Organization has been a leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s. – Alzheimer’s Association

  • Hadassah researchers hypothesized that Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder of orientation where people lose their way on the cognitive maps of memory, places, and later, people. Moreover, the default mode network, overlapping with the orientation system, is known to be the network which is disturbed in Alzheimer’s disease. Using an innovative brain mapping technique, the Hadassah Medical Organization’s neuropsychiatry specialists have identified a cognitive process that has important implications for understanding the disorientation experienced by Alzheimer’s patients.
  • The Hadassah team was first in the world to find that neural stem cells have healing qualities that ameliorate harmful inflammation in the brain and protect it from injury.
  • Hadassah researchers discovered that stem cells perform two separate and central therapeutic tasks: protect surrounding cells from injury and induce natural repair; and inhibit inflammatory processes in the brain—processes that play a role in disorders, including Alzheimer’s.

Donation Questions

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(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

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Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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