2012 Phyllis George Caregiver-Advocate Award
Do you know someone who is caring for a family member and who goes the extra step and takes action for legislation and increased funding for Alzheimer’s? Or someone who has been a caregiver and is now committed to advocating for Alzheimer’s issues?
Nominate them for recognition for their efforts on behalf of persons with Alzheimer’s.
The Award: The Phyllis George Outstanding Caregiver - Advocate Award goes annually to an extraordinary caregiver who has been involved in advocacy.
Background: Named for Ms. George, it recognizes her concern for family caregivers and her exceptional commitment to advocacy. The former First Lady of Kentucky has a special passion for Alzheimer’s because of her own caregiving experience during her mother’s years with this disease. She shines a light on what thousands of families live with when Alzheimer’s strikes.
Ms. George is a national Champion for Alzheimer’s, dedicated to raising awareness of the disease, raising funds to find better treatments, and advocating for improved support of families living with Alzheimer’s.
Criteria: Nominee shall be an Alzheimer’s family caregiver (current or former) and
shall have participated in advocacy action on Alzheimer’s issues at the local, state and/or national levels.
Email or call for nomination forms (502) 451-4266.
The Phyllis George Outstanding Caregiver - Advocate Award was established by the Alzheimer’s Association in 2009, initiated by Phyllis George, businesswoman, and former Kentucky First Lady, Miss America and sportscaster – and Alzheimer’s Champion. She was inspired to advocacy through her own caregiving experience during her mother’s years with this disease. Each year this award is bestowed to someone who embodies Ms. George’s vision of hope for the future, her passion for caregivers and commitment to advocacy for the cause of Alzheimer’s.