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Glenn Close, Alma Powell, and Quincy Jones to Be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 2009 Inspire Awards
Date:11/24/2008

rs in conflict-ridden locales. Says Jones: "I really think we are in a position to make a difference."

Susan Love, M.D. - Cancer Crusader

Someday there will be a cure for breast cancer, but someday isn't good enough for Dr. Susan Love. In late 2008, the cofounder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (www.dslrf.org) launched the Army of Women Initiative, a partnership with the Avon Foundation that she hopes will accelerate the search for a cure for the disease that strikes one in every eight women. "I can't fathom letting this disease go on for another generation. The time has come to stop it," says Love. The initiative's aim is to recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity to team up directly with breast cancer researchers. It's just the latest in a string of stunning achievements for Love, who also developed a model for multidisciplinary breast care at the Revlon/UCLA Breast Cancer Center and wrote the seminal book on breast cancer, Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book.

Rose Nakamura - Compassionate Caregiver

The trouble in the island paradise of Hawaii is a collision of demographics and geography. The state boasts laudably high longevity rates, but younger generations of Hawaiians have long been encouraged to further their education and careers on the U.S. mainland. The result? Elderly parents whose children live an ocean away, complicating the already considerable challenges of caregiving. Rose Nakamura, 80, saw this pattern often with members of her Buddhist temple in Oahu: not wanting to inconvenience other relatives, the elderly would often stop attending services when they could no longer drive. In 1989, she founded Project Dana (www.vhbt.org/Project_dana/index.html), a modest program to connect
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