The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. It was also the beneficiary of Maria Shriver’s March on Alzheimer’s in October 2010.
Created by Anthony Shriver, this nonprofit is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Maria serves as Chair of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, an annual bike ride that raises millions of dollars for the cause.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than four million athletes in more than 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competitions and other related programs.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver is known as a leader in the worldwide struggle to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She was the founder of Special Olympics. The wife of Sargent Shriver, she was also a beloved mother of five children.
Sargent Shriver was an American peace builder, political leader and activist. He was the first leader of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy. The husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was also a beloved father of five children.
Founded by Sargent Shriver in 1967, The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law functions as a hub for communications, research, and advocacy to help lawyers more efficiently and effectively share information, ideas, and strategies to ensure the opportunity for low-income clients to participate in the justice system. The Shriver Center provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people and communities. Its advocacy niche is the nexus between federal policy and state implementation.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day — poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease — and replaces them with hope for the future.
USAgainstAlzheimer’s is a community of engaged and enraged individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and are united by their frustration at a broken status quo. The organization is dedicated to mobilizing individuals to demand the urgency, passion and commitment needed by our political, business and civic leaders to achieve the goal of ending Alzheimer’s by 2020.