The foundation was founded and main focus is on neurological disorders to help patients and families with Alzheimer's, ALS, MS and Parkinson's.
Using research, education and financial assistance to help patients and their families through a life changing health crisis. The Foundation is proud to support the Neurology Departments of both Brigham and Women's and Mass General Hospitals. As well see's a unique opportunity to help other worthily health organizations.
The McCourt Family has a long-standing history with living with health challenges, it's something they have lived their entire lives. Long before any one of the seven brothers were born, their father, Robert, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 25 years of age. After living with MS for 42 years, he passed away in 1991 at the age of 67. Soon after his passing their mother, Mary, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and passed away in 2008.
In 1992 the McCourt family and along with many friends started raising money to further research and awareness through partnerships with the MS Society and the Alzheimer's Association. Then in 2004 The McCourt Foundation was formally created and became it's own 501c3 nonprofit organization.
The foundation was founded and still remains focused on neurological disorders to help patients and families with Alzheimer's, MS as well as ALS, Parkinson's and much more. Now the foundation see's an opportunity to expand its charter and do even more to help others living with life changing health issues.