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 eliminating Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases like Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's, and reducing the risk of dementia. As the organization is run by passion and a few core members, it keeps overhead expenses at a minimum so that 100% of all donations go towards advancing research and the promotion of brain health.
FROM OUR FOUNDER: When I was young, I lost my grandmother to this devastating disease and my story was published in "Chicken Soup for the Soul - Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias” while serving as a Celebrity Champion for Alzheimer’s Association. 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 in building a primary school in DR Congo, and have also partnered with P.S. Kitchen and Share Hope on various events and campaigns. All the while, we continue to work 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 and created a scholarship fund to increase gender equity in the field of Neuroscience as well as a fellowship in partnership with the prestigious Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
— Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer,
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR