Trish Vradenburg

Playwright, novelist, TV writer and cofounder of USAgainstAlzheimers

Trish Vradenburg is the co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, a national advocacy campaign and network committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020. She is also a playwright, author, comedy writer and advocate, who has written for television shows including “Designing Women,” “Family Ties” and “Kate and Allie.” Vradenburg’s play “Surviving Grace,” her comedic/dramatic homage to her mother, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s, was produced at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., off-Broadway at the Union Square Theater and, after publication, throughout the U.S. Transitioning from a life in comedy, she has become a serious advocate for increasing Alzheimer’s funding as the co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s and a founding member of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, the first national network of women leaders working to speed the pace of research and build momentum in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.