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2018 Proxmire Award Honorees

Integrace and Leading Age announce that Academy and Tony Award-winning actress, philanthropist, and activist Marcia Gay Harden and world-renowned chef Madison Cowan will be co-recipients of the 2018 #ProxmireAwardHonorees, in recognition of their national leadership and positive impact in raising awareness around #Alzheimer’s disease. #EndALZ

Ms. Harden and Mr. Cowan will be honored at the #GreatMindsGala, on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Now in its fifth year, the annual fundraising event, created to raise awareness of and improve the care offered to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, takes place in conjunction with LeadingAge’s four-day PEAK Leadership Summit.


Honoring my mother Beverly Harden, a master ikebana teacher and beautiful mother. She is graceful, elegant, kind, positive, and always helping people. Still helping by helping others, I advocate for her. I came to tell her story, and was very moved by hearing the stories of so many other people here at the Great Minds Gala. Beautiful and raw stories from people living with Alzheimer’s, heartfelt stories from caregivers serving our aging population, and hopeful stories from families who are working together to advocate for awareness and a cure. Grateful to all my family, grateful to all caregivers, and grateful to Andrew Proxmire for carrying on the tradition of his parents, Senator William and Ellen Proxmire, by fighting for advocacy, creative healthcare providers, and graceful healthcare facilities. #wewillfindacure #endalz #endalzheimers #integrace #leadingage #aginggracefully #ikebana #proudgrandma #workingtogether #healthcareprofessional thanks to @deannarussoclark for gracing me w @cirari earrings and @michaeljohnjewelry for rings and blings. #greenshoes and #glitterybag – bought em @stevemadden. Thanks to all for an inspiring night. Thx @carrimac for organizing everything flawlessly.

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