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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Honors Amy Baier

Award Presented at ADDF’s 13th Annual Great Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show

Article by Marie Robey Wood

Photography by Tony Powell

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

On Wednesday, May 10, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) honored philanthropist Amy Baier with its 2023 Great Ladies Award. The ADDF is the only public charity solely focused on funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s. Amy and her husband Bret Baier, Fox’s chief political anchor who anchors Special Report with Bret Baier, endorse many causes related to health. The are strong supporters of The National Children’s Hospital where Amy currently serves as the chair of the hospital’s foundation board.

Amy has been attending the Great Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show for ten years. Her dad was in the healthcare business – he co-founded a medical device company and growing up she admired what he did to help people through his products. She herself is a self-described “fitness junkie” who enjoys walking, soul cycle, and weight training. 

In accepting the award Amy explained that a study on the brain development of children born with congenital heart problems by Dr. Richard Jonas, her son Paul’s heart surgeon at Children’s Hospital, opened her eyes to the importance of linking heart health to the health of the entire body, including the brain. She expressed her belief that the work and research of ADDF “will be the organization to alter the course of this illness (Alzheimer’s disease) for generations to come.” 

The event raised over $600,000 which will go directly to promising science to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s. To learn more please visit:

"The work and research of ADDF will be the organization to alter the course of this illness for generations to come.” - Amy Baier