Shine a Light on Advocacy: Advocacy News and Events Related to Caregiving

The NFL Choir performs “This Little Light of Mine” for the American Cancer Society’s “Share the Light 2020” virtual event. 

Important Links

Alzheimer’s Association Updates

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Info and Sign Up Form
Addressing Diversity in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials
Highlights from AAIC 2021
News | Alzheimer’s Association

Dr. Joanne Pike Named President of the Alzheimer’s Association
Clinical Trials Myths vs Facts
Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Shout Outs

Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) Tweeted:
Everyone gets concerned when there’s an outbreak—but often when that outbreak stops, the headlines stop, attention shifts, and budgets for public health get cut. We must end this deadly cycle of panic and neglect.

NIH (@NIH) Tweeted:
Research Matters: Test may help reduce racial disparities in kidney disease

Health Disparities (@NIMHD) Tweeted:
A6 From @UHHilo, Dr. Misty Pacheco shares her thoughts on #ResearchDiversity and how it helps decrease #HealthDisparites.

Health Disparities (@NIMHD) Tweeted:
Stay connected to learn more about #ResearchDiversity at NIMHD!


A Tribute to Advocacy

Kobe Bryant was more than a phenomenal basketball player,  he was a phenomenal philanthropist including support of caregiver-related causes.  Besides fundraising and personal donations, Bryant used his public platform to support cancer research, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and wounded warriors. He was also a founding donor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Over 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, he won five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals and was an 18 time NBA All Star. Although one of the best NBA players of all time, some of Bryant’s greatest work was off the court.#KobeintheCommunity