The First Ever Global Family Reunion: Saturday, June 6 2015!

One World. One Family. One Extraordinary Event.


To Benefit Alzheimer’s

I’d like to say that this was my great idea and that I could pull off such a spectacular event (given my former events management life), but I can’t take credit for it.  A.J. Jacobs, better known just as “AJ” is the one making this happen.  And, what’s more, this event is to benefit Alzheimer’s–a major disease that is affecting world health.  In fact, 1 in 9 Americans has Alzheimer’s.  Millions of Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will grow each year as the size and proportion of the U.S. population age 65 and older continue to increase. This number will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages.  I’d say helping researchers to find treatments and cures for this horrific disease are just one of the great reasons to join the family on June 6, 2015, on the site of the legendary 1964 New York World’s Fair. The grounds are now home to the New York Hall of Science, which is one of the top science-themed museums in the world.

About the Creator of the Biggest, most Extraordinary and most Inclusive Family Reunion in History

A. J. Jacobs is  a journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig and  author of four New York Times bestsellers:

  1. His first book is called The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Simon & Schuster, 2004).
  2. After trying to improve his mind, he turned to his spirit. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible (2007)
  3. In 2012, Jacobs completed his mind-spirit-body self-improvement trinity with Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.
  4. He also published a collection of essays called My Life as an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself (2010)

AJ is also editor-at-large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine, and a very funny guy.

So, please join me in watching AJ, himself, talk about the World’s Biggest Family Reunion from this June’s TED event:

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