Pat Summitt recipient of AARP Inspire Award
Tennessee’s Pat Summitt is among a dozen recipients of AARP The
Magazine’s Inspire Awards in the wake of the coach’s announcement
that she has dementia.
According to AARP, the awards pay tribute to people who inspire
action in others.
Summitt has said she decided to reveal she’d been diagnosed with
early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, because she wanted others
to understand that they could continue to live their life with the
disease. The 59-year-old Summitt has led the Lady Volunteers to
eight national championships and says she is determined to continue
to coach as long as she is able.
Other Inspire Awards recipients include conservationist Jane
Goodall, late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs, U.S. Sen. Daniel
Inouye and country music singer Toby Keith.