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Condolences and remembering Rosalynn Carter
Saying goodbye to a champion for caregivers
KIRC fam ~ You have likely heard the news that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away Sunday. She was 96.
But for those of you who did not know, our country has not only lost a powerful voice and political icon, we have also lost a tireless champion for family caregivers. Mrs. Carter created the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers more than three decades ago.
Keeping It REAL Caregiving extends our condolences to all who have worked closely with Mrs. Carter to elevate awareness, create programs, and provide support for our nation’s caregivers.
Below is a message directly from the institute, including information on how you can submit your personal condolences.
Like so many people around the world, we are heartbroken by the passing of former First Lady, lifelong humanitarian, and our beloved founder, Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter spent her life fighting for mental health parity and lifting up the voices of family caregivers. Mrs. Carter founded RCI 36 years ago and since that time, she has remained deeply connected to this organization and our work. Her voice and vision are at the heart of everything we do, and she will always be our north star.
Mrs. Carter often reminded us to “do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.” There is no doubt that this world is a far better place because of Mrs. Carter’s caring heart.
As we mourn her loss, please consider honoring Mrs. Carter’s memory with a heartfelt thank you to a caregiver in your life, just as she would have done.
Dr. Jennifer Olsen
For more information about upcoming events to celebrate Mrs. Carter’s life, please visit RosalynnCarterTribute.org. Please add your memories and tributes to the Condolence Book
Rosalynn Carter, First Lady and a Political Partner, Dies at 96 - New York Times
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96 - The Carter Center
Rosalynn Carter, first lady who championed mental health, dies at 96 - The Washington Post (may need subscription)
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