Last weekend, I flew to Washington, D.C., where I was honored with an Inspire Award from AARP The Magazine.  Each year, these awards pay tribute to “10 extraordinary people who inspire others to action through their innovative thinking, passion, and perseverance.” I was in incredible company. The other honorees this year were: Glenn Close (Mental Health Advocate), Richard M. Cohen (Voice for the Chronically Ill), Martin Eakes (Lending to the Poor), Katherine Freund (Transportation Activist), Peter Gallagher (Alzheimer’s Advocate), David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. (Latino-Health Researcher), Quincy Jones (Global Poverty Fighter), Rose Nakamura (Compassionate Caregiver), and Alma Powell (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,
here.

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One Response to Receiving the AARP Inspire Awards…What an experience!

  1. Ann says:

    Dr. Love,

    I found out about your Army of Women Initiative from my mother’s AARP magazine tonight – New Year’s Eve. I have already signed up.

    My mother has already lost 2 of her 3 best friends to cancer (the first from breast cancer and the second from ovarian cancer). Count me in as another woman in your Army ready to beat breast cancer in 2009!

    Ann – Brookline, NH

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