June 9, 2016 - BrightFocus Public Advocacy Award
The BrightFocus Foundation will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Meryl Comer, President & CEO of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Slow Dancing with a Stranger, an unvarnished account of her 22 year battle with her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Tonight’s reception and dinner will be held at the Institute of Peace and will honor Comer with the award for public leadership for extraordinary advocacy on behalf of caregivers. She has been a dedicated champion in the fight to stop Alzheimer’s and brings awareness to the devastating toll that the disease has on victims and their families.
Other honorees of the event include UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board member Dr. Stanley Prusiner, Nobel Laureate; Dr. Dean Bok, 2016 Laureate; and Kim Campbell and members of Glen Campbell’s family who have worked to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s.