CHARLESTON, W.Va, – Outgoing U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller continues to be recognized for his decades of public service.

On Thursday, he attended the West Virginia Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual “Thanks for the Memories” Luncheon where he was honored for his contributions, over the years, to Alzheimer’s research.

The event brought together and celebrated the efforts of outstanding West Virginians who are fighting to end the disease.  Those attending included members of the Association, Alzheimer’s care-giving groups and representatives with the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute.

Rockefeller co-founded the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) in Morgantown.  BRNI was established in 1999, in honor of Rockefeller’s late mother, who passed away after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Rockefeller was awarded at the first “Thanks for the Memories” Luncheon in 2001 for his commitment to advancing research into Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the brain.  This year, as he prepares to leave office, he was honored for his ongoing efforts to understand and find a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss.

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  • Carmen Rutledge

    He has spent so little time in the State, I am surprised that anyone could recognize him, unless from his fawning photos in The Charleston Pravda

  • Gary Karstens

    Model Senator and statesmen! Well deserved! Keeping going more progressive Jay!

  • DWL

    I recognize this "user" rather quickly and this is what the carpetbagger is. He came into this state because, believe it or not, the gullible democratic voters and union soldiers (aka very low information voters) would rally behind a m0r0n if told too. They did, just like he knew they would. As governor - HE DID NOTHING! As the junior senator _ HE DID EVEN LESS! Once Byrd passed, he became the senior. What did he do? He walked lockstep with the m0r0n and his Gestapo. What has it gotten West Virginians? A state with; total destruction of coal industry, the collapse of the economic infrastructure of the state and crushing unemployment of the working class plus more. What's even more amazing - The imbecilic liberals, (d)'s, socialists, or any other demeaning name you can label the left with, keep doing the same thing over and over again! True INSANITY as defined by Einstein. A blind person can see exactly what this POS DC hypocrite has done to WV, yet all these stupid organization "honor" him. That proves one thing. They are very poor stewards of your money and deserve not one red penny.

    Thomas, it is you deserving of the pity, for you fall into the group I just described above. I’d offer you a razor blade to scrape the “I voted for the m0r0n” bumper sticker off your car, but I’d be afraid you’d screw that up too, cutting your own throat in the process.

  • DWL

    They honored the racist, race baiting, carpetbagger. Good thing it was the Alzheimer’s Association 'cause they can't remember what he's like. What a waste to honor a slime like him that has done so much damage to WV and it's citizens. Just go away and fade into the rockscape where you hide.

    • Thomas

      You sound terribly bitter. I'm sorry that life is treating you so badly. I wish there was some way that I could make things better.

      • Wane

        DWL is probably one of the coal miners that Jay played for votes for all those years and then turned his back on them when they needed him most.