Mulgrew Donates Uniform For Alzheimer's ResearchBy Michelle
May 4, 2005 - 10:28 PM
Kate Mulgrew has donated the uniform she wore as Star Trek: Voyager's Captain Janeway to a charity auction to raise money for Alzheimer's research.
Totally Kate!, Mulgrew's official web site, has linked to the Rally For Research auction and posted a note from Mulgrew on its main page, which reads in part, "I continue to be very involved with the Alzheimer's Association – as their spokesperson and as a committed fundraiser. I have learned first hand the effects Alzheimer's has on its victims and their families through my own experience with my beloved mother. The research I have done and the education I have received at the hands of experts just reinforces for me the absolute need for more effort on everyone's part to triumph over this devastating disease."
Mulgrew's costume will be auctioned along with a tour of the set of Alias and meeting with actor Victor Garber, dinner with former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and a chance to go backstage with country music star Tracy Lawrence. The online auction began yesterday, though bids for the Janeway uniform, which includes Mulgrew's boots, will not be taken until May 5th.
"Rally for Research" is a part of the Alzheimer's Association's annual fundraising drive, which raises more than $3 million annually for research. The online auction is designed to take the message and mission of the Alzheimer’s Association to a broader audience and engage them in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
"Making my Captain Janeway uniform part of the 'Rally for Research' will help to raise money for research and create a world without Alzheimer’s," Mulgrew said in an Alzheimer's Association press release. Currently 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, including the original Star Trek's James Doohan (Scotty).