Local nonprofit makes gift for dementia research at UF

Published: September 5th, 2017

Category: Announcements, Thank you!

Check presentation to the Barbara's Dream Fund for Frontotemporal Dementia Fund at the University of Florida from the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Gainesville

Barbara Sperrazza was a dietitian and diabetes educator who had the warmest smile and loved to help people. She lost her ability to read, write, speak and eventually swallow due to frontotemporal dementia, a progressive degenerative brain disease that strikes in the prime of life, typically between age 45 and 60. Now, her husband and his brothers and sisters at the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Gainesville are fighting for a cure: They’ve just donated $50,000 to UF’s Barbara’s Dream Fund for Frontotemporal Dementia.​