OUR STORY

MISSION STATEMENT:  Our mission is to live in a world without neurodegenerative diseases through the promotion of brain health and advancement of research.

Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Founder & Executive Director
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer

Creative Minds Care, a 501(c)(3) organization, was created with the simple desire to live in a world without Alzheimer's Disease. We are a collective of creative individuals that are on a mission to raise funds for research and solutions for various causes, tackling multiple issues through the vehicle of one social enterprise. Yet at the heart of it all, is promoting brain health and finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

When I was young, I lost my grandmother to this devastating disease and published my story in "Chicken Soup for the Soul - Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias."  Finding a cure for Alzheimer's became somewhat of a life mission. I decided to do what I could to leverage my connections and experience in the arts and formed a coalition of like-minded individuals to build awareness on issues that are really important to me. When I realized I could synthesize the efforts and enthusiasm of so many, it seemed natural to broaden the scope of the organization to include other issues that resonate with us here at Creative Minds Care.  

We have since joined forces with Justice Rising, have partnered with P.S. Kitchen and Share Hope on various events and campaigns, and are working closely with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to further research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's Disease.  Most recently, Creative Minds Care partnered with the UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Neuroscience Graduate Program - rated #2 globally for Neuroscience -  and created a scholarship fund for PhD students. Through the progression of research, Creative Minds Care is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases like Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Creative Minds Care is getting ready to host a star-studded Benefit Concert on Tuesday, September 21 2023, World Alzheimer's Day, to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and other neurodegenerative diseases.  The evening will be complete with musical performances, leading experts in the field, celebrity guests and a silent auction.  Once again partnering with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund - an incredible organization who is on the front lines of cutting edge brain research - all of the money raised will go towards funding neurodegenerative research.  Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has raised over $126 million to date, and 100% of their funds go directly to research. 

Visit our events page to learn more about it.