Richard L. Sharp, the founder of CarMax, is getting more involved in the Alzheimer's fight. He and his wife, Sherry, have been supporting research at Johns Hopkins. In 2010, when in his early 60s, Mr. Sharp was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were motivated to create a foundation to further the cause. His family eventually established the Stay Sharp Fund at the Community Foundation to support research. This partnership allows the Community Foundation to administer the fund on their behalf as they work to raise $100,000,000.
It is still the early days for the Stay Sharp Fund. Hopefully, their efforts will contribute greatly to the effort to find a cure or prevention for Alzheimer's.