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During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates Board of Director Membe

Marta Cerda is a dedicated leader with an extensive background spanning over 35 years in various fields, including business, not-for-profit, philanthropy, and politics. She currently holds a prominent position as the head of one of the largest and oldest Latino-led not-for-profit organizations in the city of Chicago. Her remarkable journey and commitment to making a difference in her community are truly inspiring.

One of Marta Cerda’s most notable contributions is her involvement as a Board Member with the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter. Her personal experiences with caregiving have given her a deep understanding of the challenges and emotional toll that diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia can place on individuals and their families. Having lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s and witnessed her mother’s battle with dementia, Marta understands the patience and dedication required to provide care to loved ones in their time of need.

Marta’s motivation to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and support services is rooted in her desire to prevent others from enduring the same stresses and challenges she witnessed her father face while caring for her mother. She believes in connecting caregivers with the necessary support services to alleviate their burdens and promote their well-being. Her passion for advocating for better care and raising awareness about Alzheimer’s is evident in her dedication to the cause.

Marta Cerda recognizes the urgency of addressing the Alzheimer’s epidemic, which affects millions of Americans and is projected to impact even more in the future. She emphasizes the importance of making access to healthcare and support available to everyone affected by Alzheimer’s, highlighting the emotional toll it takes on both individuals with the disease and their caregivers.

In her role as a champion for the Alzheimer’s Association, Marta Cerda plays a vital role in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Her commitment, along with the support of others, contributes significantly to the mission of finding a cure and providing much-needed assistance to families affected by this devastating disease. Marta’s dedication and advocacy serve as an inspiration to all who strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.



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