AUSTIN (KXAN) — Family and friends of legendary, Longhorn football coach, Darrel K Royal are taking steps to finding a cure for Alzheimers.
Board members of the DKR Fund announced earlier today that it will grant $850,000 to Alzheimer’s research in Texas.
“In sporting nation, his character and the way that he carried himself every day, and wore his crown of a champion is better than anybody I’ve ever seen in sports. It’s the legacy that he leaves,” said Ben Crenshaw, board member of the DKR Fund.
As the football coach at the University of Texas at Austin, Royal won more games than any other coach in Longhorn history. Royal was diagnosed with dementia late in life. His wife, Edith, has made it her mission to find a cure for this disease.
“It is just a terrible disease. Hopefully we can make a dent in it some day. It’ll take a lot of money, but we have a lot of people trying,” said Edith Royal.
The DKR grant will also fund the research for new & innovative ways to cure disorders related to Alzheimers.