Our History

The KLD Foundation was founded in 2016 by the friends and family of Karen Lee Dubea. Karen was blindsided by younger-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 48 years old a few years prior to the formation of the foundation.

(above) Karen with husband, Lance in 2011 - months before her diagnosis (below) Karen on Mothers Day, 2020 in her memory care facility with family outside due to COVID-19

What separates us from other organizations is that we are entirely volunteer run and organized. Nobody on our board, friends, family, or Karen herself have ever benefited from the work or donations that we have received. We view the work that we are doing as fighting on behalf of Karen, with the hopes that a scientific breakthrough will happen in time for her. The KLD Foundation will continue to fight for the millions living with Alzheimer's, under the name of our fierce fighter -

Karen Lee Dubea!