FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Barg, Editor in Chief of Today's Caregiver, and author of The Fearless Caregiver, has agreed to serve on the Selection Committee for the Shire BRAVE Awards. The Shire BRAVE Awards (www.ShireBRAVEawards.com) is the first and only international awards program designed to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers, honoring everyday heroes who provide regular, consistent care of another person.
Mr. Barg is the founder of Today's Caregiver, the first national magazine for caregivers, as well as the original online caregiver community, www.caregiver.com. He hosts The Fearless Caregiver Conferences, which bring together caregivers across the country to share their knowledge and experiences, and is the author of The Fearless Caregiver, a book filled with practical advice, poetry and inspirational stories. The recipient of several media and writing awards, Mr. Barg also currently sits on the Boards for the American Association for Caregiver Education and the National Adult Day Services Association.
"As a family caregiver himself, Gary understands the important role played by caregivers in the lives of those they care for," said Angus Russell, Shire's Chief Executive Officer. "He is a renowned writer, speaker, and publisher, who has successfully connected thousands of caregivers since the launch of his publication nearly two decades ago, and we welcome his expertise as we seek to find the 2011 BRAVE Award winners."
"Caregivers don't usually see themselves as brave or heroic, and they are unaware that their own stories can inspire other caregivers and remind them they are not alone," said Mr. Barg, who hosts annual Fearless Caregiver Conferences across the U.S. "By honoring everyday people
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