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Sponsor spotlight: uniQure

Adira is pleased to announce uniQure as a sponsoruniQure is delivering on the promise of gene therapy—single treatments with potentially transformative results. First gene therapy for Huntington’s We are utilizing our technology to…


Paul Martin worries about long-term care costs

Paul Martin: Looming costs of long-term care

By Paul Martin I am sole caregiver for my spouse, Linda, who began exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease around 2008 and is now in what I would describe as late stage 5—requiring more help choosing her daily outfits, and having trouble…


Clara Health Sponsorship Spotlight

Sponsor spotlight: Clara Health

Adira is pleased to announce Clara Health as a sponsorClara Health’s vision statement is to: “Be the most trusted partner in furthering any healthcare journey.” We are committed to achieving this by democratizing access to breakthrough…


Adira grantees

Adira awards $360,000 to projects tackling ND pervasive needs

Adira grantees set to advance issues named by COVID-19 response grantees: Caregiver mental health, care coordination, resource sharing among disease communities RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation awarded $360,000 to five projects across the…


Adira Foundation elects Dr. Cynthia Gómez as board chair

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Adira Foundation’s board of directors elected behavioral health scientist and health equity pioneer Dr. Cynthia A. Gómez as its chair for 2021. She succeeds James Rock, who served as chair since the board’s inception in…


stories of impact - Jeff & Arby

Jeff and Arby: In praise of a service dog

New Horizons Service Dogs partners trained dogs with people in Florida experiencing health challenges, mostly wheelchair and mobility assistance. The nonprofit received a Fast-Track Response: COVID-19 grant from Adira to provide emergency…


Pat Angel

Pat Angel: Balancing life as a Parkinson's caregiver

“You cannot expect to be a hero … you have to recognize you are human.” — Patricia “Pat” Angel Patricia Angel has had many roles—teacher, wife, mother to a daughter and son-in-law, grandmother to a grandchild, and caregiver. Out of all of…


Mapping pressure points of caregiving with NAC

At Adira, one of the best things about 2020 was the many new people and organizations we met. This collaboration helps us connect with more people impacted by ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, MS and Parkinson’s, and makes our…


sponsor spotlight Fidelity

Sponsor spotlight: Fidelity

Adira is pleased to announce Fidelity Investments as a sponsorFidelity Investments has a longstanding commitment to the communities in which we live and work—whether it’s teaching financial literacy in schools or partnering with local nonprofit…


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Stories of impact: Fast-track COVID-19 grants

We’ve rounded up some stories highlighting the important work of grantees from our first round of Pervasive Needs grants: Adira’s Fast-Track Response to COVID-19. As 2020 wraps up, we are highlighting the people and organizations…