A personal cause
In 2010, Lauren's dad, Sandy Halperin was diagnosed with Early On-Set Alzheimer's Disease. Having watched his own dad suffer from the same disease, he took his diagnosis as a (truly impressive) call to action to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and increase government funding.
In 2012, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his wonderful team at CNN began to follow Sandy through his journey with Alzheimer's and his fight to make a difference. Watch the first segments below and read Dr. Gupta's powerful article on Sandy and the scientific developments happening for Alzheimer's