A firefly is a single, remarkable point of nature's light. It represents a moment of illumination that inspires us each and every time we catch a glimpse.
In this spirit, Firefly Foundation has been established to help bright minds in the world of neuroscience evolve their very best ideas into brilliant discoveries. It is also about inspiring everyone to take care of their 'source of light' and help their brain stay bright and healthy.
Firefly is a tribute to my parents, Herbert and Elizabeth Anspach. The Herbert K. and Elizabeth M. Anspach Family Foundation was set up as the founding patron of Firefly, which officially launched in December 2006.
Both my parents were bright lights, an inspiration to many professionally and personally, who were unfortunately stricken by neurodegenerative diseases later in life. They were a source of illumination and inspiration to me, and the spark of Firefly Foundation.
Heather McKenzie Anspach Fraser, Founder