WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson
WHEN: 8 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019
WHERE: Construction site for Banner Alzheimer's Institute at 2626 E. River Road in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz., (June 25, 2019) – News media are invited to a groundbreaking ceremony June 28 at the southeast corner of North Hacienda del Sol Road and East River Road where the new Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson will be constructed.
The 10,000-square-foot facility, slated to open in spring 2020, is a collaboration between the Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and University of Arizona Health Sciences clinicians and researchers.
The Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson will offer comprehensive services for patients and families and conduct research studies into the treatment and prevention of memory disorders.
The memory center is named for the Toole family of Tucson, who donated $5 million to the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation to bring the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute to Southern Arizona.
Among individuals who will be available for interviews:
Eric M. Reiman, MD, executive director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Research CEO. Dr. Reiman, a professor with the UA Department of Psychiatry, also is director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium.
David M. Labiner, MD, professor and chair of the UA Department of Neurology.
Pierre N. Tariot, MD, director and geriatric psychiatrist at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Thomas Toole, president of Southwest Energy LLC of Tucson, representing the Toole Family
Nancy Davis, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute donor, Banner Health Foundation board member and Banner Southern Arizona Advisory Council member.
About Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Through its research and care, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is dedicated to the goal of ending Alzheimer’s disease without losing another generation. Founded in 2006 by Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems, BAI has a three-fold focus: to conduct revolutionary studies in the detection, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s; to set a national standard of patient and family care; and to forge scientific collaborations that bring together institutions and disciplines internationally. For more information, please visit www.banneralz.org; or to support our programs and services, go to give.bannerhealth.com/Alzheimers.