Every 67 seconds a brain develops Alzheimer’s and two thirds of them belong to women. In her early sixties, a woman is about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer over the remainder of her life. This disease does not discriminate by age. Every year more than 200,000 people in their thirties, forties, and fifties will develop early on-set Alzheimer’s. By 2050 16 million brains will have fallen victim.
The Center for American Progress published the "Valuing All Our Families: Progressive Policies that Strengthen Family Commitments and Reduce Family Disparities" report and hosted an event on January 12th, 2015 which featured remarks by Katrina Gilbert. Katrina’s story of pushing back against the brink of poverty was documented in HBO’s Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert which is a part of “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.”
The “Women of Still Alice” is a print ad that brings together some of the women who used their brains to create this powerful film about Alzheimer’s disease. From the beginning of the screenwriting process, these women have been integral in bringing “Still Alice” to life.
The Shriver Corps was made possible thanks to the collaboration between LIFT, The Corporation for National and Community Service, and A Woman’s Nation. The Corps honors the legacy of Sargent Shriver, the founder of Peace Corps and the creator of VISTA, Head Start, and many other social programs as the architect of President Johnson’s War on Poverty.
A Woman’s Nation (AWN), together with Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), announced today that Marriott International will be the first partner in AWN’s The Envelope Please™ initiative, which is designed to encourage and enable hotel guests to express their gratitude by leaving tips and notes of thanks for hotel room attendants in designated envelopes provided in hotel rooms.
Maria Shriver and A Woman’s Nation™ are pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Kiva, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for social good. As The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink brought to light, 1 in 3 American women lives on or near the brink of poverty. By starting or expanding her own business, a woman can lift herself and her family off the brink. JOIN US in moving women and families forward!
Inspired by The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, A Woman’s Nation is partnering with LIFT and the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch a new national service program, The Shriver Corps. Over three years, twenty Shriver AmeriCorps VISTA fellows will serve full-time at LIFT sites in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC.
As you know, in January we launched our third Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, to help amplify the voices of 42 million women and their 28 million children teetering on or over the brink of poverty in the United States today.