The Passing of a Great Man: Alzheimer’s Association Founding President Dies at Age 101

The Passing of a Great Man: Alzheimer’s Association Founding President Dies at Age 101
Jerome H. Stone, a philanthropist, prominent businessman, and founding president of the Alzheimer's Association, passed away January 1, 2015 in Chicago at the age of 101. Harry Johns, the current CEO and president of the Alzheimer's Association said in a press release: "We deeply mourn the loss of Jerry Stone. He was a visionary leader who shaped the Alzheimer's Association and its mission through his character and commitment. His passion to change the course of Alzheimer's disease was inspiring from the start and galvanized community caregivers, people with the disease, researchers and advocates that the Alzheimer's Association continues to work on behalf of and with today." Throughout the years, Stone built a meaningful legacy. From helping to build the multi-billion dollar Stone Container Corporation, becoming co-founder of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Group, chairman of Roosevelt University's Board of Trustees, playing a role in the creation of the 
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