Alzheimer’s Advocates Honor Champions at DC Dinner

Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Advocate Kate Mulgrew speaking at the Alzheimer’s National Dinner during the 2019 AIM Advocacy Forum (source: @TheKateMulgrew)

More than 1,100 Alzheimer’s Association advocates, joined by policymakers, journalists and entertainers — including actresses and celebrity champions Ashley Williams and Kate Mulgrew — convened in DC this week to advance research, care and support around the disease, and honor its champions.

Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Advocate Alexandra Socha with Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) Advocate of the Year, Cindy Harris (source: Alzheimer’s Association)

At the National Alzheimer’s Dinner, April 1st, at the Marriott Wardman Park, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) received the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) Humanitarian Award.  Political analyst and Editor/Publisher of The Cook Political Report, Charlie Cook, was on hand, in addition to NIH NIA Director Richard Hodes, and a number of Senators and Representatives.

Image courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association

Williams served as emcee for the dinner, and Mulgrew provided the keynote address, encouraging a $350 million increase for research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Alzheimer’s disease for FY 2020, and support for critical bipartisan legislation that addresses Alzheimer’s as a public health crisis.