2017 Adult Hydrocephalus Research Challenge!

Double Your Impact for Adult Hydrocephalus Research, Thanks to the James Forrest Vedder, PhD Adult Hydrocephalus Research Challenge!

During 2017, join HA in the Adult Hydrocephalus Challenge – #AHC and you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

Donate now through December 1st, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $75,000 to further research into adult hydrocephalus.

The challenge is made possible by the generosity of Leslys Garrow Vedder, in tribute to her late husband James Forrest Vedder, PhD, a scholar, physicist, archeologist and philanthropist, who was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).  The family seeks to raise awareness by sharing its story, so individuals may be diagnosed and treated early, and to fund research on the condition. We are grateful to Leslys Vedder for her support.

All money raised through #AHC will help the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) reach its ultimate goal of preventing and curing hydrocephalus and NPH.


AHCRN is the first research network dedicated solely to adult forms of hydrocephalus. AHCRN consists of a central data coordinating center and six clinical centers, which provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and management of all forms of adult hydrocephalus and offer investigators a rich knowledge base on the condition.


The work of the AHCRN is exciting! Its major projects include a Core Data Project, an Image Database, and a Cerebrospinal Fluid Biobank. It is planning projects including:


  • Evaluating current practices of assessment and treatment of NPH.
  • Reducing complications associated with shunt surgery.
  • Determining the role for alternative treatments like ETV.

Your gift to support research into adult hydrocephalus makes these studies possible! And now your gift counts twice as much – and means twice as much!


Join the Adult Hydrocephalus Challenge and send your gift today.


Help us meet our match of $75,000!

Donate to the Hydrocephalus Association

1 Comments for : 2017 Adult Hydrocephalus Research Challenge!
    • Anne
    • October 9, 2017

    Would love to chat with another adult about adult onset hydrocephaly. I am a 72 yr old female who was diagnosed six years ago after a fall and concussion. No symptoms until this last year.

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