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2014 DKR Fund Grantee Dr. Chandramallika Basak awarded tenure at UT Dallas

Congratulations to Dr. Chandramallika Basak of UT Dallas for her promotion to associate professor with tenure. Learn more about Dr. Basak’s research and lab at the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas here.

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Charles Esten joins Good Day Austin

Charles Esten joins Good Day Austin to promote his performance, benefitting the DKR Fund and Alzheimer’s research, at the 4th & Goal Gala on September 21, 2018.

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Austin, June 8th, 2018: Press Release (PDF)

DKR FUND 2018 4th & Goal Gala returns for annual fundraising event September 21 at ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
Hit TV Series “Nashville” stars to perform.
Tickets on sale today through ACL LIVE

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Austin, June 6th, 2018: Press Release (PDF)

DKR Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease 4th & Goal Gala names UT All-American Sean Foley as “Head Coach” of the Legacy Council
Foley will lead young Texans fundraising efforts to support 2018 fundraiser

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Outstanding performances by star cast members of CMT's hit series Nashville...
Star cast members from the hit series Nashville to perform

DATE: Friday, Sept. 21st, 2018
WHAT: Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala 2018
FEATURING: Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson & Chris Carmack

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Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala
Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala

DATE: Friday, Sept. 21st, 2018
WHAT: Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala 2018
FEATURING: Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson & Chris Carmack

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Austin, April 16th, 2018: Press Release (PDF)

DKR FUND 4th & GOAL GALA Featuring “Nashville in Concert” at ACL Moody Theater on Friday, September 21st, 2018 celebrates the life of legendary Coach Darrell K Royal in support of Neuroscience Initiatives at UTSW O’Donnell Brain Institute and University of Texas at Austin.

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Ed Small
The DKR Fund welcomes Austin attorney and former football player under Coach Royal to Board of Directors

Austin, July 20th, 2017 – The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease welcomes attorney Ed Small to their current Board of Directors. As an attorney at Jackson Walker LLP, Mr. Small has more than 40 years’ experience representing clients before the Texas Legislature and Texas regulatory agencies, in addition to his litigation practice.

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UT Austin students unite to raise $35,000 for the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease

May 11th, 2017, TexasSports.com: A group of 78 UT Austin students known as the Legacy Council Rookies, part of the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, have raised $35,000 to benefit the Fund, which will be directly granted to Texas researchers searching for a cure to the life alerting disease.

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Edith Royal, wife of Darrell Royal, recognized by Texas Senate for her work fighting Alzheimer’s

May 11th, 2017, hookem.com/Austin American Statesman: Edith Royal, the wife of legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal, was recognized Thursday in the Texas Senate chamber for her work with the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Partnership Meeting, May 18th, 2017

Registration for the 2017 Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Partnership Meeting on May 18th is now open. We look forward to hearing Marc Diamond, M.D. of UT Southwestern update us on new AD research, as well as hear a presentation on the Texas State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease. Don’t miss this informative event. Find more information and register here!

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Austin, May, 2017: Press Release (PDF)

A group of 78 UT Austin students known as the Legacy Council Rookies, part of the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, have raised $35,000 to benefit the Fund, which will be directly granted to Texas researchers searching for a cure to the life alerting disease. Co-chaired by 3 seniors (Rob Montgomery, Jenna McGaw, and Allyson Poujol), these students came together in a matter of two months to meet their individual goal of raising $500 by April 20th, 2017.

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Austin, April 5, 2017: Press Release (PDF)

Austin, April 5, 2017: Dr. Yingfei Wang of The University of Texas Southwestern will be submitting her second year research report and findings to The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease by December 2017. Dr. Wang was one of five carefully selected recipients of the 2015 DKR Fund research grant, receiving $165,000 to fund her project, “The role of a novel AIF3 isoform in dementia.”

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Austin x Fashion Brunch, May 21, 2017
Austin X Fashion Brunch, Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Join DKR Fund’s Founding Chair Ava Late as she host’s the “Brunch of the Year” for Austin X Fashion on Sunday, May 21st from 9:30am-12pm.

Eat, drink, and enjoy fabulous runway fashion, all benefiting the DKR Fund! Get tickets below.

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Ava Late, Fashion Week 2017
Fashion X Austin’s Austin Fashion Week Announces it’s Style Setters

“…Ava Late works regularly with Alzheimer’s disease groups including Alzheimer’s Texas and Capital of Texas Alzheimer’s Association. The May 21 brunch will benefit the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease…”

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March 1st, 2017: Press Release (PDF)

AUSTIN, TX March 1, 2017: Drs. Murat Plattner and Florian Durakoglugil of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX are set to submit their third-year research report and findings to The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease by December 2017. Both doctors were recipients of the 2014 DKR Fund Research Grant, receiving $165,000 to fund their project, “NMDA receptor regulation in Alzheimer’s and memory enhancement.”

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Alzheimers Texas
February 20th, 2017: Press Release (PDF)

AUSTIN, TX February 20th, 2017: The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease announces the funding of the 2017 Edith T. Royal Care Initiative. This series of trainings, support opportunities, and disease-specific education will be offered to the general public, caregivers and those affected by AD through Alzheimer’s Texas, a charitable organization founded in 1982 that provides education, support services, respite care, and professional training to individuals and families dealing with AD and related diseases in central Texas.

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Gala 2016
Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala 2016

DATE: Friday, Sept. 2nd, 2016
WHAT: Ben Willie Darrell present 4th & Goal Gala 2016
Continue reading to find out how you can sponsor this event.

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September 15th, 2014: Press Release

Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease
Raises $1,050,000 at the Ben-Willie-Darrell Present
Links & Lyrics Event

September 15, 2014, AUSTIN, TX – The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease today announced $1,050,000 was raised at the Ben-Willie-Darrell Present “Links & Lyrics” 2014. The event held at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater featured Vince Gill and friends Big Al Anderson, Don Schlitz and Sunny Sweeney, who entertained guests with some of their favorite songs. Read More

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Vince Gill (photo by Jim Wright)
Ben Willie Darrell present Links & Lyrics 2014

DATE: Friday, Sept. 5th, 2014
LINKS: Barton Creek Country Club – Crenshaw Course
LYRICS: Austin City Limits – Moody Theatre
FEATURING: Vince Gill & Friends
WHAT: Ben Willie Darrell present Links & Lyrics 2014

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February 20th, 2014: Press Release

Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease Announces $850,000 Research Grant Initiative
Details Unveiled for the Fund’s
2014 Ben-Willie-Darrell Links & Lyrics Fundraiser

AUSTIN, TX – The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease today announced its inaugural request for application (RFA) and research grant initiative, which will award $850,000 in grants to advance Alzheimer’s research in Texas. Comprised of fundraising efforts from the DKR Fund’s Ben-Willie-Darrell 4th & Goal Gala in 2013, the grant money will go directly to scientific research in Texas for novel, innovative and cutting edge approaches to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.Read More

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Field experts Hunt Batjer, M.D. and Munro Cullum, Ph.D.,
September 21st, 2013: DKR Fund Fall Speaker Series Drs. Batjer & Cullum
Prominent UT Southwestern researchers provide insight into head injury, brain function connection

The DKR Fund presented a free public lecture on Saturday, September 21st at Austin High School. The DKR Fund Fall Speaker Series addressed the topic of head injury among athletes and measures for safer play. Field experts Hunt Batjer, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Munro Cullum, Ph.D., chief of psychology and director of neuropsychology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, led the conversation.Read More

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Ben Willie Darrell - 4th & Goal Gala 2013
Ben Willie Darrell – 4th & Goal Gala – 2013

Honoring
the Coach – the Man – the Legend.
March 27th, 2013
7PM at ACL Live

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The DKR statue on the UT-Austin campus. flickr.com/wallyg
Public Memorial Today for UT’s Darrell K Royal

11.13.12, KUT News

Photo Credit: flickr.com/wallyg

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November 13th, 2012: Press Release (PDF)

AUSTIN, TX November 13, 2012- The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease is extremely grateful for the outpouring of public interest seeking information on the DKR Fund, Alzheimer’s research and care. A few members of the Fund Board of Advisors have indicated that they will be available to participate in an interview following the noon service.

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November 9th, 2012: Press Release (PDF)

AUSTIN, TX November 9, 2012- The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease is extremely grateful for the outpouring of public interest seeking information on the DKR Fund, the upcoming March 27, 2013 fundraising event and wish to thank the generous individuals who have reached out the Royal family and the DKR Fund in the time since Coach Royal passed.

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Austin American Statesman
Royal leaves a legacy of championships, character

11.07.12, Austin American Statesman
Darrell K Royal, who coached the Longhorns to three national titles and became the biggest college football icon in a state that worships the sport, died early Wednesday morning at age 88.

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March 27, 2013: Ben Willie Darrell – The 4th & Goal Gala

DKR Fund Board of Advisor member Willie Nelson will perform at the 4th & Goal Gala, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, ACL – Moody Theater.

Ben Willie Darrell will be the signature fundraising event for the AD research fund. The iconic fundraising golf and music event has, over the years, brought together Coach Darrell Royal, Willie Nelson and Ben Crenshaw to raise funds for many worthy charitable efforts. For the March 2013 event, Willie Nelson will perform for his good friend to a sell-out crowd at ACL.

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July 21st, 2012: Spike Dykes Charity Golf Tournament at Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Co-sponsored by the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and the Spike Dykes Charity Golf Tournament Fund of the Dallas Foundation
Join us on July 21st!

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TARCC works with the UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center to eradicate AD

Spring 2012, Southwestern Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Center News.
Read the full article on the TARCC and the Darrell K Royal Fund on page 2.

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