"I am so proud to receive this distinguished "Public Policy" award on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association and all of our Alzheimer's advocates in Rhode Island, said Donna McGowan, Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter Executive Director and Warwick Resident. I am honored to work with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed and Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, and our Public Policy Committee to increase funds and awareness for people with Alzheimer's disease." The Rhode Island Chapter received three awards in the Advancing Public Policy category at the annual leadership conference. This year the annual conferece, a 4-day Leadership Summit, hosted by the National Alzheimer's Association, was held in Phoenix, Arizone January 20-23, 2016. Attendees from the Rhode Island Chapter learned about new ways to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease while networking with the 1,000 participants from 80 chapters throughout the 50 states on best practices to increase research, programs, fundraising, and advocacy. Donna McGowan, Executive Director, was proud to accept the award to advance Public Policy in RI from Harry Johns, Presdient and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association shown in the photograph.
National Alzheimer'sAssociation CEO, Harry Johns, will be one of our guest speakers at our Annual "Caregiver's Journey" conference coming up on March 31, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick. The conference is free for family caregivers and registration is avaialable online beginning February 1, 2016 at alz.org/ri or call the office at 800-272-3900.
For questions or more information contact:
Camilla Farrell, Development Director
Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter
245 Waterman Street, #306
Providence, RI 02906
1-800-272-3900 or email email@example.com
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