CAN to Present Prestigious Caregiving Award to Richard Lui

Washington, DC, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, is honored to present the 2019 Hands-on Help Award to MSNBC anchor Richard Lui. The Hands-on Help Award, presented annually at CAN’s signature event, Creating the Voice: A Celebration of Family Caregiving, recognizes individual family caregivers who exemplify the love and selflessness that America’s family caregivers display every day.

Richard Lui’s story is a caregiving journey shared by so many others across the country. When his father was no longer able to care for himself due to Alzheimer’s - when the roles of father and son were reversed - Richard Lui took on caregiving. And this year, Richard Lui is being recognized for all that he has done to give a voice to the Nation’s caregivers.

“Caregiver Action Network is pleased to honor Richard Lui for being such a powerful voice for caregiving and family caregivers,” said John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network. “In the inspiring way he has shared his story of being a long-distance caregiver for his father with Alzheimer’s, Richard Lui is exactly the sort of family caregiver this award was created to recognize nationally.”

Caregiver Action Network will host its eighth annual Creating the Voice: A Celebration of Family Caregiving, on November 14, 2019. At this annual event, CAN honors visionaries who have created a voice for family caregivers across the nation. Past honorees include Montel Williams, Senator Bob Dole, Judy Woodruff, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Leeza Gibbons, George F. Will, Ryan Zimmerman, and others.

Other honorees this year are former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and Gillette.

About CAN

Caregiver Action Network ( is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.


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