Wisconsin Badgers sportscaster and IEA Board of Visitors member Matt Lepay uses his voice to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease

image of matt lepay on screenSports fans will recognize a familiar voice on the radio this summer, but sportscaster Matt Lepay won’t be talking about home runs or buzzer beaters. In a public service announcement that supports the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA) and its research programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Lepay shares his family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. The PSA is running on iHeart radio stations throughout Wisconsin.

Lepay, who lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease in 2017, joined the fight against Alzheimer’s disease this year by taking on a role as a Board of Visitors member with the UW IEA. In a recent news story that aired on NBC15 Madison, Lepay talks about his mother’s disease and how it inspired him to share his family’s story.

The NBC15 story also featured UW Health memory care doctor and Alzheimer’s disease researcher Dr. Nathaniel Chin. Chin lost his father to Alzheimer’s disease in 2018 and related to Lepay’s story. “As someone who’s experienced the disease himself, watching my dad go through it, it is a very personal and emotional journey,” Chin says.

“Lepay uses voice to promote Alzheimer’s research” aired on NBC15 Madison on June 18, 2020.