Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of actor/comedian Robin Williams, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Brain Foundation (ABF).

ABF’s mission is to bring researchers and donors together to defeat brain disease. Schneider Williams’ aim is to educate others about brain disease—particularly Lewy body disease (LBD), which affected her late husband.

An editorial in a recent issue of Neurology, written by Schneider Williams, chronicles the actor’s mental and physical struggles with the condition during the last years of his life. She also shares about the struggles during a Neurology podcast, according to a media release from ABF.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms Schneider Williams to the ABF and look forward to her strong commitment to our cause,” says Kevin Goodno, Chair of the ABF Board of Directors, in the release. “She shares our organization’s collective passion to accelerate brain disease research and find a cure for brain disease.”

“My goal is to turn Robin’s suffering into something meaningful,” Schneider Williams states in the release. “Hopefully, from sharing his experience, our experience, I can help raise awareness and increase funding for brain disease research.”

“Working with the ABF and their incredible community of medical professionals has given me hope that with more research, a cure is possible,” she adds.

Schneider Williams will be a special guest at the American Brain Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Standing Strong, on October 26, 2016, in Minneapolis, according to the release.

[Source: American Brain Foundation]