Last weekend, I flew to Washington, D.C., where I was honored with an Inspire Award from AARP The Magazine. Â Each year, these awards pay tribute to “10 extraordinary peopleÂ who inspire others to action through their innovative thinking, passion, and perseverance.” I was in incredible company. The other honorees this year were: Glenn CloseÂ (Mental Health Advocate), Richard M. Cohen (Voice for the Chronically Ill), Martin Eakes (Lending to the Poor), Katherine Freund (Transportation Activist), Peter GallagherÂ (Alzheimer’s Advocate), David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. (Latino-Health Researcher), Quincy JonesÂ (Global Poverty Fighter), Rose Nakamura (Compassionate Caregiver), and Alma PowellÂ (Children’s Advocate).
You can read more about all of the awardees in the January/February 2009 issue of ARRP The Magazine.
You can watch a video of the awards ceremony, which was one of the most inspiring events I have ever attended,