Jim Mann awarded NHCC Change-Makers Award
Jim Mann, a passionate advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, has been honoured with the prestigious Neurological Health Charities of Canada 2013 Change-Makers Award.
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to congratulate Jim on this incredible achievement that recognizes his work as an advocate and spokesperson both locally and nationally, as well as his service as a board member for the Alzheimer Societies of B.C. (ASBC) and Canada and on the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network Advisory Board.
In 2007, Jim was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s but that never stopped this former government relations consultant from living life to the fullest.
He is a mentor to the ASBC Advocacy and Public Policy program, always keeping an eye on the issues concerning people with dementia and never missing an opportunity for influence. Jim was also a spokesperson during the Alzheimer Society’s national 2013 awareness campaign, See me, not my disease, and was the public face of ASBC’s advocacy campaign, Making Alzheimer’s disease a priority, during the May 2013 B.C. provincial election.
Jim also played an integral part in the adoption of the Neurological Health Charities of Canada’s goals during the 2011 federal election campaign, when he addressed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.
Jim is an inspiration to us all. His actions demonstrate the Alzheimer Society’s mantra, Help for today...Hope for tomorrow, and we are very excited to see all of Jim’s hard work and dedication recognized on a national level.