Nils Thompson Memorial Fund

The Nils Thompson Memorial Fund is in recognition of Nils Thompson, our beloved President, who passed away February 9, 2022 after being afflicted by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a degenerative brain disorder that leads to dementia and, ultimately, death. Nils was in hospice care with his family when he passed away. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease symptoms can be similar to those of other dementia-like brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. But Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease usually progresses much more rapidly. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is marked by rapid mental deterioration, usually within a few months.

Donations to the fund will be tracked and distributed to scholarships and grant applicants. To donate to this fund click here. Contact AGS Treasurer John Salvino if you have questions: [email protected]

Donate to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation : With your help we can continue our mission to be here for every family who turns to us for help, whether by providing information, offering a referral for a second opinion, or supporting research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for this terrible category of diseases. To donate click here