Roberta Bondar wants your memories

April 29, 2008

Roberta Bondar, the boundary-defying scientist who was both the first Canadian female astronaut and the first neurologist in space, has just launched the second phase of her Mission for Memories campaign, aimed at raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Bondar is calling on Canadians to submit stories that relate to their experiences with the disease. In addition to holding public forums across the country on the subject, the program is now inviting you to tell your stories online (or through the mail). From today to June 30, you can go to and tell your story.

Alzheimer’s was the subject of Bondar’s Phd. thesis, and emphasizing the need for early diagnosis has always been close to her heart. Here’s hoping that her project successfully gives voice to both those who have struggled with the disease and their tireless caregivers and loved-ones.


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