ATLANTA (November 20, 2014) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) was awarded the Forget-Me-Not Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday for her continued support of the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan.
“I am honored to receive the Forget-Me-Not Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Sen. Renee Unterman. “Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 200,000 people in Georgia alone, so it is crucial that we do everything we can to raise awareness and provide patients and caregivers with the resources they need.”
“Sen. Unterman’s leadership and her commitment to Georgians living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, their caregivers and their families has been overwhelming. She has worked tirelessly over the past four years to draft and move legislation which created the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan,” said Leslie Gregory, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. “We consider her a true champion, and this year decided to recognize her for her impressive leadership and dedication.”
The Alzheimer’s Association Forget-Me-Not Award is given to key elected officials who champion the organization’s cause through policy action. The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter offers a wide variety of services designed to meet the unique needs of families caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The chapter has been serving Georgia since 1982 and has seven regional offices. In fiscal year 2013, the chapter was able to serve over 102,000 individuals through programs and services provided from community based fundraising activities.
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For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2014
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director