It’s Giving Day on Tuesday, November 29 and Maria Shriver, a fierce, longtime Alzheimer’s advocate, wants everyone to make a donation in support.
“When I first got involved with Alzheimer’s disease, it was hopeless,” she says. In 2003 her father, Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which now afflicts 1 in 9 Americans over age 65. “Nobody knew what it was. There was so much shame and fear. People were terrified.”