Maria Shriver is a mother of four, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist and producer, a New York Times best-selling author, an NBC News Special Anchor and the founder of Shriver Media—a for-benefit media enterprise that believes media can be used as a force for good in the world. Shriver is one of the nation's premier Alzheimer's advocates, with over 13 years of boots-on-the-ground activism, journalism and testimony about the disease and the future of America's brains. She founded The Women's Alzheimer's Movement, a global alliance of individuals, organizations, researchers and industry leaders, to raise awareness of the disease's disproportionate effect on women and to raise funds for women-based research.
Liz Hernandez is a Mexican-American Emmy-nominated television personality and journalist currently residing in Los Angeles, California. In 2014, she joined NBC's "Access Hollywood" as a co-host. She is proud to be one of the entertainment news program's first Latina correspondents and the only Latina currently on the air for the show. Born and raised in Southern California, Hernandez served as the long-time co-host of the number one rated and nationally syndicated morning show, "Big Boy's Neighborhood," on Los Angeles' influential Power 106 FM. It was there that she was called "The Queen of Entertainment News." She has been recognized by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in radio broadcasting.
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Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC. Prior to this, he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in 2007 while at CNN Worldwide. Lui has reported on conflict in the Middle East and Asia, and military veterans and terrorism starting in the first Iraq War, among other seminal events. Outside of work, Richard travels each week from New York City to San Francisco to care for his father who has Alzheimer's. To highlight and raise awareness of the importance of family caregiving, Richard is an Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champion and an AARP Caregiving Champion.
Mike McCurry is a Distinguished Professor of Public Theology at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and a partner at Public Strategies Washington, Inc., where he provides counsel on communications strategies and management to corporate and non-profit clients. He is a veteran political strategist and spokesperson with nearly four decades of experience in the nation's capital. McCurry served in the White House as press secretary to President Bill Clinton (1995-1998); served as spokesman for the U.S. Department of State (1993-1995); and director of communications for the Democratic National Committee (1988-1990). McCurry also serves on numerous boards or advisory councils including Share Our Strength, the Children's Scholarship Fund, the White House Historical Association and the Executive Committee of the Global Health Initiative of the United Methodist Church.
He is co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates which sponsors the general election debates between candidates for President and Vice President of the United States.
THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented in 2017 to Maria Shriver, founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement. In 2010, her groundbreaking Shriver Report was the first to reveal the disproportionate effect Alzheimer's has on women—findings which inspired the creation of the Alzheimer's Association's Women's Alzheimer's Research Initiative. Since her father's diagnosis in 2003, Ms. Shriver has been a leading voice for the Alzheimer's community, connecting families, scientists, elected officials and other stakeholders together to work toward wiping out the disease. She has used her voice as a journalist, author, filmmaker and activist to raise awareness about the disease's disproportionate impact on women and to raise funds for women's based research.
The 2018 AIM Advocacy Forum is not to be missed!
AIM Humanitarian of the Year Award
Alzheimer’s champions U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) to receive AIM Humanitarian of the Year Award at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association AIM Advocacy Forum.
Young Advocate Award
Alzheimer’s champion Alexandra Socha to receive Young Advocate Award at 2018 Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum.