Join us in Celebrating Elder Advocacy!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 PM
WHYY - 150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia 19106
Live & Silent Auctions
Light Dinner by Catering by Design
Wine & Beer
The Spirit of CARIE Award to:
Bill Lyon, Legendary Philadelphia Inquirer Sports Columnist
Jason Karlawish, MD, Co-Director, The Penn Memory Center
The Penn Memory Center
$85 per person
($75 Early Bird by March 30)
**Benefactors are invited to attend a reception to meet the distinguished Spirit of CARIE award recipients. RSVP by April 5 and you will be listed in the program and on monitors at the event.
The 2018 Spirit of CARIE Award Honorees
The Spirit of CARIE Award was established in 2003 in celebration of CARIE's 25th anniversary. The award is given each year at our annual event to individuals who exemplify CARIE's mission through their advocacy, education, research, and/or public policy work on behalf of older adults. Our award winners have earned the respect of their peers and the public and we are excited to celebrate them!
Bill Lyon was an acclaimed sports columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer for almost forty years. Following a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease in 2013 Mr. Lyon turned to writing as a means of fighting the disease. In 2016 his moving series of articles chronicling his and his wife Ethel's experience living with Alzheimer's.
Jason Karlawish, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Karlawish has researched and written extensively in fields related to aging and aging policy including Alzheimer's Disease treatments and diagnostics. he is the co-director of the Penn Memory Center where he also care for patients, one of who is Bill Lyon, his co-recipient of this year's award!
The Penn Memory Center, a National Institute on Aging-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center, is the patient care and research component of the the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Center, providing access to state-of-the-science diagnosis, treatment, and research focused on individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other age-related progressive memory disorders. Along with Dr. Karlawish, the Center is co-directed by David Wolk, MD