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Inspiring People

Where passion and resilience meets a true vision for change. The people featured here have inspired so many around them, from the ways they lead by example, to how they challenge outdated norms. If you have someone you'd like to recognize, please consider sharing your story with us.

Gerald's Dad is still included in the family business

Knowing that the business means so much to him, Gerald and his family find ways to involve him every week.

Gerald's father Mundo Kim shown with his family
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Peter Maher uses his voice for change

Peter uses his legendary voice to build the StillMe social movement.

Peter Maher shown with his parents at a Hall of Fame event
Aimee is caring for her Dad

Known for her tenacity, creativity and heart, Aimee finds ways to make the everyday 'extraordinary.'

Aimee and her father with the trishaw bike
Sam Easton visits no matter what

Sam knows the power of visiting her grandparents, despite any symptoms. "People need to know how important those conversations are."

Grandpa Doug and Sam at a young age in the garden
Ali Cada

From finance, to finding his purpose. Ali wishes that more people understood, that "while a dementia diagnosis is life-changing, it's not necessarily life-ending."

Ali Cada
Meet Ray

Ray shows us what it means to live in the moment, despite his dementia symptoms. It's a struggle to find anything that Ray couldn't do.

Ray Brydon, Club 36
Jim's Journey

From the classroom to the Olympic flame. Meet a math teacher who ran 14 marathons and became an inspirational Olympic torchbearer. Jim's story is a lesson in living fully.

Jim Johnstone, Club 36
Lisa Poole

A beacon of hope for social and systemic change. Lisa is an advocate and a changemaker, known for saying yes to things that haven't been done yet.

Lisa Poole community advocate for dementia
Meet Marilyn

The sharpshooting Mrs. Santa Clause (with a sweet tooth). From competitive sharpshooting to a decade as Mrs. Santa, Marilyn is a versatile force of nature who embodies 'work hard, play hard.'

Marilyn, Club 36
Clive: Beloved math teacher who coached champions

Clive was a math teacher and so much more. See how he continues to inspire us today

Clive, Club 36
Who would you like to see featured here?

Tell us ... who in our community is helping people with dementia feel like they truly belong?

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